January 2018 - Pickens County First Steps

Why Your Young Child’s Brain Needs Movement & Play + 7 Simple Ideas!

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A post from The Palmetto Basics.

Young children are born “movers.” A child’s first 12-18 months of life are filled with exciting “movement milestones!”

-Learning to raise her head and look around

-Raising up his torso while having tummy time on the floor

-Flailing tiny arms and kicking newborn feet during diaper changes

-Rolling over, scooting, and crawling

-Taking those first wobbly steps

-Learning to run, fall, and get back up again

And that’s just the beginning of a young child’s relationship with movement and play!

There’s a reason young children have boundless energy and […]