A work in progress
The plan is to provide an analysis of all the movement tasks toddlers are expected to acquire, along with suggestions for assessment and training.
Toddler gross motor abilities A brief description of all the locomotor, agility and climbing tasks a toddler needs to master
Task Oriented Movement Therapy (TOMT)
Building the case for a principled, structured, systematic approach to early intervention one blog at a time
How the embodied infant learns through experience
Why do toddlers trip, fall and bump into things?
And a principled and task oriented approach to assessment and intervention
How and what toddlers learn through experience
Importance of learning to fall well
How toddlers learn to fall without hurting themselves
How toddlers learn about cliffs, gaps, and inclines
Learning about affordances in the environment
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Hand activities for toddlers
Video clips illustrating a range of activities for training hand skills
Standing up, sitting down and squatting and rising to stand
Squatting and sitting down
Standing up from floor sitting
Standing up and sitting down on a step
More training ideas
Learning to bend the knees in supported standing.
Activities to train strength and balance in supported standing
Toddler Gross Motor Tasks Checklist
Available to TOMT 0-3 subscribers
The TGMT Checklist is a list of all the basic motor tasks a toddler should master by the age of 2-3 years. The Checklist allows parents an overview of their toddlers' strengths and weaknesses, and identifies tasks that need to be practiced.
Each task is briefly described, goals are identified and space is provided for recording progress towards achieving each goal.