A child's motor development and physical growth are often the
most tracked changes in the early days and months of a child's life. In
so many ways, they
influence not only his well being but also your
child's further development, physically and in other areas. During each
stage of child development your baby, toddler or older child will focus
on different activities and skills. Likewise your actions to support
him will vary as well.
While physical development roughly follows a certain pattern
childhood, please also remember that every child is wonderfully unique.
At which time a certain skill will be mastered depends on many factors
like genetics, the temperament and interests of your child, how much
he’s working on other areas of development, her environment and what
inspires her from that and in the end also opportunities to try the
things that interest her.
the other hand, if your child
lacks very far behind the normal development, this can also be an
indicator for a deficiency in another area. For example, children that
have problems with their eye sight will also have problems developing
So if you have any concerns, please see
your doctor or trusted health professional.
During the first few months of his life your baby develops rapidly.
There are so many things to learn: lifting and holding his head,
controlling his eye
movements, discovering hands and feet and fingers and
toes, grasping and holding
objects, learning to roll
over, rocking on knees and hands or learning how to sit.
time" is very important at that age, especially as nowadays most babies
sleep on their backs to prevent SIDS. It strengthens your babies back
and neck muscles and allows them to learn to crawl.
This article is about those first milesones of your child's
development, physical avtivities that he's likely to enjoy and other
ways to support your child.
mobility is the main achievement of this step in your child's
development.Physical milestones include: sitting unsupported,
rolling front to back and back to front, standing up. Some
children also do their first
steps before they turn 1 year old.
She'll also develop her fine
motor skills further, picking up smaller and smaller
objects and transfering toys from one hand to the other.
physical development of toddlers, preschoolers and older
children and ideas for supporting activities.