Gross Motor Development: Your Toddler at 25 to 30 Months

Gross Motor Development allows a child to gain balance and bring large muscles under control in order to master physical activities such as sitting, crawling, walking, running, climbing, jumping and generally enjoy all that his body allows him to do.

Typical Skills

  • Walks backward and sideways
  • Walks upstairs and downstairs alone, both feet on one step
  • Runs without falling
  • Jumps in place, both feet off the floor
  • Climbs on a riding toy and makes it go using both feet at the same time

Emerging Skills

  • Walks on narrow balance beam
  • Walks upstairs and downstairs, alternating feet, holding the handrail
  • Runs, avoiding obstacles
  • Jumps forward
  • Pedals a tricycle

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