Physical Therapy -> Gross Motor Skills -> Milestones


Infants, babies, and toddlers have a long list of developmental milestones that they reach during those first few years of life. If there is any delay of a child reaching a developmental milestone, PT is involved to catch them up! This could be a baby who doesn’t want to roll over or crawl, or it could be a toddler who isn’t able to step up a staircase or jump off a small step. Each milestone is important and PT wants to ensure your child checks them all off.

Goal Bank

  • Conner will complete shoe donning with Minimal assist and 80% verbal cue, 5 times a week, for increased functional independence when changing shoes in the class. 1
  • Chase will increase overall core strength for floor playtime, by crawling 15 feet, with no assist, to grab a toy, by the end of 1 month(s). 1
  • Tony will ambulate 50 feet, 5 times over 2 week(s), with hand held assist for increased transitioning when ambulating in school. 1
  • Ben will stack 6 blocks in 5 trials over 2 weeks, with Minimum assist and 80% verbal cues for increased precision and accuracy of distal finger skills for optimal participation/success in school setting. 1
  • Luke will ambulate 3 steps with no external aid to increase his stamina and walking independence in 3 weeks. 1
  • Jessica will bend down from standing to pick up 5 items with 90% accuracy within 3 days over the 4 consecutive weeks, to improve coordination. 1
  • Lisa will reach for the object 5 xs with LUE, in a quadruped position, 4 /5 days in a week, in the classroom and other settings, with min supervision, to improve her gross motor skills and her participation in everyday life activities, in 6 weeks. 0


  • Gross Motor Checklist 0-5 image 1

    Gross Motor Checklist 0-5 4

    Cheyenne Allen, PT, DPT

    Quick review of gross motor milestones listed by age from birth to 5 years old.

  • Holiday Breakfast Yoga and Breathing Activities preview

    Holiday Breakfast Yoga and Breathing Activities 3

    Whitney Castle, PT, DPT

    Yoga Resource. Movement Resource. Physical Therapy Resource. Occupational Therapy Resource. Mindfulness Resource. Move and breathe along with a holiday breakfast menu with yoga poses and breathing ...

    Includes activity list

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