North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

Domain: NC Foundations for Early Learning: Health and Physical Development (HPD)

Subdomain: Motor Development

Goal: Children develop the large muscle control and abilities needed to move through and explore their environment.

Skill Progression: Locomotion: Crawling/walking/running

Age: 10-12 Months

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Still crawls to get somewhere fast

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child during daily routines.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The child combines crawling, standing, and walking with support to negotiate the environment.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Parents are always anxious to see infants take their first steps. Assure them that not all children walk by one year of age. They can help build the child’s skills and confidence by giving the child reasons to stand unsupported by a low table with a few toys. When the child picks up a toy with both hands, the adult can then encourage the child to share the object. “Let me see it.” This encourages the child to move toward the adult. The adult should emphasize wanting the toy rather than wanting the child to walk. This takes the child’s mind off the act of walking.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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