Area of Development – Gross Motor: Movement and Coordination

Indicators typical for a child between the ages of 3 and 5 for this area:

  • Moves with enough control to perform more complex tasks
    • Maintains balance on a two-by-four
    • Climbs with more agility on the jungle gym
    • Jumps with confidence in ability from low platform
    • Develops coordination of moving arms and legs in order to pump on a swing
    • Runs up to ball and kicks it while maintaining balance
    • Gallops, runs, walks, wiggles, and tiptoes along with classmates, watching and imitating movements
    • Throws a variety of objects overhand with increasing accuracy
    • Bounces a ball and catches it
    • Catches a ball by moving to adjust to the direction the ball is traveling
    • Uses simple playground equipment such as slide, seesaw, and swings
  • Moves with balance and control to perform simple, large motor tasks
    • Goes up and down stairs, alternating feet, with or without assistance
    • Runs with control and balance; makes quick stops, turns easily without slowing down
    • Gallops with a smooth motion
    • Climbs on a variety of equipment

Related Storytime Shares:

Gross Motor: Movement and Coordination 1 (Dancing)

Gross Motor: Movement and Coordination 2 (Gross Motor Skills/Superpowers)

Gross Motor: Movement and Coordination 3 (Exercise)

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