Development of Gross Motor


Climbing, Jumping, Walking and Balance

Gross Motor Development 2-3 Years [PDF 397KB]

 

Typical Development

When to seek help

2 – 2 ½ Years

  • Able to jump on the floor (landing on two feet)
  • Running
  • Climbing ladder for a slide and sliding down.
  • Walking up and down stairs while holding rail.
  • Falling over a lot and unsteady on their feet.

2 ½ - 3 Years

  • Able to walk up on tip toes
  • Learning to pedal a tricycle and able to steer the bike.
  • Catches a large ball with extended arms.
  • Throws a ball overhead
  • Kicks a ball
  • Stand on one foot
  • Walking up on toes for more than 50% of the time.

When should I be worried?

If at any time you feel your child is losing skills please seek assistance from your GP or Child Development Service.

If you feel that one side of the body is not moving as well as the other side of the body please seek assistance from your GP or Child Development Service.

Contact us for help

To discuss concerns about your child’s development or seek advice please attend one of our Drop-in clinic services or call our intake service line on 6205 1246.