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He Likes to Move It, Move It...

I had the good fortune of capturing Zach on video while he worked on his gross motor skills. (Please pardon the wonky camera angle; I didn't want him to know I was filming him.) I want to share what I recorded because I feel it illustrates several key principles for supporting the development of movement...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhZOv680Q9k

Motives for movement:The development of movement is two-pronged. There is an evolutionary drive to move that comes from within the child, but it...

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The Items In Our Basket Go Round and Round

Zach just turned 7 months and he's on the move! I'm intrigued by how much effort he puts into his movements and can only imagine how difficult it must be to drag yourself around a room when your arms won't hold you up reliably, your legs tuck under you but then splay right out again, and your head weighs the same as the rest of your body. Regardless, our little boy continues to grunt and inch his way towards whatever catches his attention.

To support this developmental phase, I've placed in...

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