Motor Development Chart

  • Rolls to back from both right and left sides.
  • Bends and straightens arms (alternately or together).
  • When held in standing position, bears weight with knees flexed and feet flat.
  • Lying on back, tracks rattle 90 degrees from mid-line to each side.
  • Looks at hands for 3 seconds.
  • Closes fingers in tight grasp.

  • Elevates head and upper trunk 45 degrees, bearing weight on forearms to see toy.
  • Brings both feet to mouth for play or grabs feet with hands while lying on back.
  • Rolls from back to left and right sides with opposite arm crossing the mid-line.
  • Lying on back, extends straight arms toward rattle.
  • Picks up rattle.
  • Grasps and holds cube.

  • From stomach, elevates head and stomach, bearing weight on palms.
  • Rolls from back to stomach, leading with hips and thighs, followed by stomach and then shoulders.
  • Uses arms to move forward 3 feet.
  • Picks up 2 cubes and retains both.
  • Sitting, brings hands together to secure block.
  • Grasps cube with thumb and 1st and 2nd fingers with space visible between cube and palm.

  • Creeps 5 feet on hands and knees with opposite arms and legs moving together.
  • Using stable object for support, raises to standing position.
  • Frees hand and body from support and maintains balance in standing position 5 seconds.
  • Claps hands.
  • Removes both socks.
  • Grasps cube with pad of thumb and pad of index finger, with hand, wrist and arm off table.

  • Uses alternating steps to walk 8 feet holding adult’s hand.
  • Creeps up 2 steps on hands and knees.
  • Walks unaided 5 steps.
  • Opens book.
  • Makes at least one scribble more than 1 inch long on paper.
  • Picks up 2 cubes with 1 hand and holds them.

  • Walks 10 feet quickly.
  • Walks backward 5 steps.
  • Walks up 4 steps with support (may place 1 or both feet on each step).
  • Stacks 2 to 3 cubes on tops of each other.
  • Grasps marker with thumb and 1st finger toward paper.

  • Runs forward 10 feet.
  • Walks sideways for 10 feet, leading with same foot.
  • Jumps forward 4 inches without falling.
  • Turns 3 pages in book, 1 at a time.
  • Draws vertical line.

  • Jumps and touches line 2 inches above standing reach.
  • Placing 1 foot on each step, walks up 4 steps (may use wall or rail for support).
  • Runs 30 feet.
  • Removes screw on lid from bottle.
  • Stacks 8 to 10 cubes on top of each other.

  • Jumps down from object 18 inches high without assistance.
  • Walks on tip-toes 8 feet on 4-inch line.
  • Placing 1 foot on each step, walks up 4 steps without support.
  • Builds bridge of 3 blocks.
  • Draws a circle.

  • Runs 15 yards in 6 seconds or less.
  • With hands on hips and without heels touching toes, walks forward 4 feet on 4-inch line.
  • Runs on balls of feet used to push forward, toes pointed forward, and trunk pointed forward.
  • Cuts paper into 2 pieces.
  • Grasps marker with thumb and pad of index finger; upper part of marker rests between thumb and index finger.

  • With 1 foot on each step, walks down 4 steps without support from wall or rail.
  • Jumps forward 6 inches on 1 foot.
  • Runs and stops without falling.
  • Buttons and unbuttons 1 button.

  • Completes forward roll without turning more than 15 degrees to either side.
  • Using 2-footed takeoff and landing, jumps forward 36 inches.
  • Hops on 1 foot 3 feet, changes feet and hops back.
  • Draws a square.
  • Touches each finger to thumb.

  • Runs 10 feet, picks up a can and returns to the staring line without tripping or dropping the can.
  • Maintaining balance and rhythm, using opposing arm and leg movement, and using alternating feet, skips 8 feet.
  • Folds paper in half lengthwise with edges parallel.
  • Colors between vertical lines.

  • Maintaining balance and rhythm, using opposing arm and leg movement, and using alternating feet,skips 10 feet.
  • Without losing balance or letting free foot touch the floor, hops 20 feet in 6 seconds.
  • Fold paper in half twice with edges parallel.