Active, Coordinated Movement
Your Child's Motor Coordination and Goals
Your child's motor development over the last couple years has been incredible: from a little baby only capable of moving his arms and legs, your child is likely now running, throwing, climbing, and jumping with ease. He can use more goal-directed actions now, like purposely running after a ball he threw, instead of just running for the fun of it. This is a good time to introduce cooperative play, where you work together as a team towards a goal. Try doing a scavenger hunt or tossing a ball together in a game of catch. When you have time, leave the stroller at home, and let him walk, exercising his muscles and giving him a feeling of independence.
Has your child achieved the following Active, Coordinated Movement developmental milestones yet? If yes, check off all the skill(s) he has already mastered to date!