Gross Motor Skill Milestones for Preschoolers

2-3 year olds

  • Carries large toy or several toys while walking
  • Runs
  • Begins to jump
  • Kicks a ball
  • Climbs onto and down from furniture unassisted
  • Walks up and down stairs holding on to support

3-4 year olds

  • Walks well and able to change directions easily
  • Goes upstairs and downstairs without support
  • Kicks ball forward
  • Throws ball overhand
  • Hops and stands on one foot up to five seconds

4-5 year olds

  • Stands on one foot for ten seconds or longer
  • Hops
  • Swings and climbs
  • May be able to skip