Learning to crawl

Posted on10/23/2018 1824
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Crawling in babies is an exercise of great skill that allows them to achieve autonomy and independence in their movements, although for many children this process is not so easy to overcome for many reasons, some parents are concerned about the fact that their children do not start with the crawling.

According to experts, there are many benefits of crawling as they are, coordination of the two hemispheres, strengthening the axis of the shoulders and hips, improves vision, body coordination, strengthens the muscles that will help them stand up to be able to walking and improve manual vision coordination.

They also develop their motor skills, both fine and coarse, balance, control over the body, spatial awareness, problem solving, cognitive abilities.

Normally, babies start crawling between 8 to 10 months of age and at 6 months they begin to move in drag, then they are placed in four to start this stage.

This learning is not very simple since they must coordinate the movements in such a way that they can move optimally, develop muscular strength to support their own weight, in shoulders arms, legs, back and hips is paramount.

There are several types of crawling that children can run differently, for example, the crawling command is where they move their body forward while their belly is on the floor, crawling crab, where they bend the knee and extend the other leg to move backwards or forwards, the classic crawling where they move an arm and with the support of the opposite knee move forward.

Although there is a common way of crawling, children will always find their particular way to move.

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