Gross Motor Development for 9 – 12 months

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Parents enjoy watching their infant crawl, pull up to stand and stand on their own. Encouraging and building your baby’s strength and coordination with gross motor activities is very beneficial.

  • Make an obstacle course by spreading blankets and pillows on the floor. Sit across from your baby clapping and singing silly songs. Do what your baby likes and what gets them crawling and moving toward you.
  • Place a fun, interesting and brightly colored toy on an overturned laundry basket. Moving the toy around will encourage your infant to pull up on her/his knees to play with the toy.

Giving your baby open safe areas and many chances to practice moving is always important.

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