Gross motor

6. Does the child seek out things to climb (monkey bars, trees, etc.) as if "the higher the better?"

Never □ Rarely □ Sometimes □ Often □ Always □

7. When climbing over a fence the child knows which leg to bring over first.

Never □ Rarely □ Sometimes □ Often □ Always □

8. While walking with caregiver the child avoids stumbling over obstacles in his/her path.

Never □ Rarely □ Sometimes □ Often □ Always □

9. Does the child use the toilet to urinate or defecate?

Never □ Rarely □ Sometimes □ Often □ Always □

10. Does the child ride a tricycle (or bicycle) without support? Never □ Rarely □ Sometimes □ Often □ Always □

11. Does the child ride his/her tricycle (or bicycle) from one place to another even when it means steering around an obstacle to get there?

Fine motor

Does the child find his/her way from one place in the house (or apartment) to another (from bathroom to bedroom, from kitchen to bedroom, from downstairs to upstairs)?

Never □ Rarely □ Sometimes □ Often □ Always □

When the child is about 50 yards from his/her home (with the home still visible) can the child find his/her way back to it?

Never □ Rarely □ Sometimes □ Often □ Always □

When the child is about 50 yards from his/her home (with the home no longer visible) can he/she find his way home?

Never □ Rarely □ Sometimes □ Often □ Always □

Can the child pick up small objects with pincer grasp (thumb and index finger)?

Never □ Rarely □ Sometimes □ Often □ Always □

Does the child pull and turn a knob to open a door?

Never □ Rarely □ Sometimes □ Often □ Always □

The child opens a jar with a top requiring two turns of the lid.

Never □ Rarely □ Sometimes □ Often □ Always □

When the child performs a task (stacking blocks, hanging up a coat, putting toys away) his/her eyes focus on what his/her hands are doing.

Never □ Rarely □ Sometimes □ Often □ Always □

Does the child stack blocks one on top of the other (at least three or four blocks)?

Never □ Rarely □ Sometimes □ Often □ Always □

If the child stacks, does he/she attend to how well they are balanced while stacking?

Never □ Rarely □ Sometimes □ Often □ Always □

Does the child hang his/her clothing on a hook in such a way that it stays?

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