The development of a baby's motor skills begins at birth. It will take more than a year to move with agility, stand up and walk safely and each baby needs their own times to develop each of the capacities. It should be clear that not all children learn to crawl at the same time or to be able to pick
The development of a baby's motor skills begins at birth. It will take more than a year to move with agility, stand up and walk safely and each baby needs their own times to develop each of the capacities.
It should be clear that not all children learn to crawl at the same time or to be able to pick up things with both hands or to stand up and walk. It is a process in which each baby lives the different stages in their own way, but we can stimulate their motor skills so that they feel more secure in their development.
How to help the baby to develop his motor skills
As soon as the baby is able to keep his head up until he is able to walk, he has to go through a series of stages in this motor development. In order for the baby to acquire these skills more easily and with greater security, we can stimulate him with simple exercises.
- Lift your head. The control of the head is the first stage in the development of the baby's motor skills. We can help you by gently moving your head to the sides or putting the baby upside down and showing objects of bright colors or rattles to stimulate the movement of the head.
- Roll. Once the baby has some control over the movements of the head he is ready for the next stage que, which is to roll. We can stimulate the baby by placing him on his back on a firm surface and turning the head first and then the extremities. - Sit down.It is time for the baby to acquire a certain degree of
his trunk lo, which will allow him to sit down and adopt a more incorporated posture. You can sit the baby by holding on to the hips and stimulate a movement back and forth with the prospect of reaching a showy toy. - Crawling. The time when the baby begins to crawl is one of the most special moments in the lives of families. In order to acquire this ability, it is necessary for the baby to master certaincoordination
and we can stimulate him by sitting the child and putting his hands forward. In this position the baby can only adopt the crawling posture, bending the knees and putting the feet back, but we can also show him how to do it. - Walk. When a baby becomes an expert crawler, he will want to go one step further, which is to stand up and walk. We must make sure that his back is straight
and we hold him by the hands with his arms raised or forward. It is a great step to start walking very soon. Laura Vélez. Editor of Guiainfantil.com