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: Ball skills

Age: 27-30 Months

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Swings leg to kick a ball

Situations for Observation of Skill

See situation above.

Elicitation Strategy

Play catch and kick ball with the monkeys.

Behavior Observed

The child now stands on one foot and swings the other foot to make contact with and kick a ball.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Running, jumping, climbing, and playing ball typically occurs outdoors, but that is not always an option. Early childhood educators and parents can also provide indoor opportunities for motor activities.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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