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 small muscle control and hand-eye coordination to manipulate objects and work with tools.

Skill Progression: Arm movements

Age: 1-2 Months

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Supine: Moves arms symmetrically

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child lying on her back and stomach.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

Many of the child’s movements are reflexive. Voluntary movements are generated through excitement or interest.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

The infant needs to spend time on her tummy and back. Let parents know that lying on the back gives the infant an opportunity to explore movement of the arms and legs.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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