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.

Reference links

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

    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

    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