Gross Motor Development Graphic

Gross motor skills are those, which require large muscle groups and whole body movements such as crawling, walking, running, and jumping.

1-3 Months

Baby can:

• Raise head when lying on tummy

• Bring hands together

• Kick legs alternately

Your baby looks to only one side

3-5 Months

Baby can:

• Lift head and chest fully when lying on tummy

• Play while on tummy

Your baby does not lift head up when on his tummy

5-8 Months

Baby can:

• Roll from tummy to back and back to tummy

• Sit without support for play

Your baby does not roll or sits with a rounded back

9-10 Months

Baby can:

• Move into and out of sitting without help

• Crawl on hands and knees for mobility

• Pull up to standing at furniture

Your baby scoots on his bottom or crawls on one knee and one foot

10-12 Months

Baby can:

• Push a toy to walk

• Walk along furniture

• Stand alone for brief periods

Your baby does not put weight through his legs

12-18 Months

Baby can:

• Take steps independently

• Get up from the floor without help

Your baby does not walk or walks on tiptoes

2-4 Years

Toddler can:

• Pedal a tricycle

• Run

• Climb stairs

• Jump

Your toddler trips and falls frequently

5+ Years

Child can:

• Skip

• Hop on 1 foot

• Balance on 1 foot

• Ride a bike with training wheels

• Catch a ball

• Throw a ball at a target

Your child struggles to keep up with his peers on the playground

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