Gross Motor Skills: Milestones

gross motor skill milestones image The following milestones will give you an idea of what to expect and when. If your toddler is slightly behind the curve, don’t panic—chances are she’s just a late bloomer. But if she’s way behind her peers, weaker on one side of her body or regressing in her skills, check with a pediatrician.

11–18 months:
Walking unaided

12–15 months:
Starting to crawl upstairs

14 months:
Standing alone for longer periods. Bending over and standing back up again without losing balance. May begin to walk backward.

15 months:
Lying down from a sitting position

18 months:
Climbing onto a chair, turning around and sitting.
Walking more steadily.

2 years:
Walking well. Climbing on and off of furniture.
Running. Climbing up and down stairs alone, with two feet per step.

2–3 years:
Jumping with both feet

3 years:
Riding a tricycle with feet on the pedals. Standing on one foot for a very short time.

3–4 years:
Going up and down stairs alone, alternating feet