How Can You Develop The Essential Motor Skills In Your Child Development?

child devlopmentThere are things you can do for your child development.

These things help in the process of developing the motor skills which are necessary for child walking on her own.

Here are few tips for child development:

  • When you want to help in your child walking, don’t hold her legs or hands. You can hold her by the torso.
  • Don’t allow your baby to wear shoes when she is inside. It is much easier for a baby to learn to walk barefoot.
  • Try to encourage your child walking motor skills by calling her to come to you or by placing a favorite toy just out of reach so that she crawls towards it. This will help her engage in these actions on her own decision and will accelerate the development of several necessary skills for independence.
  • Make sure that the floor in your house is not slippery. It is difficult for your baby to balance on a slippery floor and this will be dangerous for a baby just learning to balance.

Motor skills which are necessary for child development are not exactly the same thing as hand and eye coordination but they are pretty closely related. The development of hand-eye coordination often analogous and/or compliments the development of gross and fine motor skills.

Activities to increase coordination and motor skills for child development:

You can help for your child development in many ways. Buy the toys which encourage your child motor skills and help them in how to use those toys.

Plastic building blocks:

These kinds of blocks allow babies to stack and build things that require balance and use a different set of hand/eye coordination skills and motor skills which help in the child development.


Get your baby started on jigsaw puzzles. Allow your baby to start on small puzzles of 4-5 pieces. There are baby styled puzzles available. They have little handles on them for babies to grip.

As your baby gets the idea and she is adjusted, start her off on puzzles of higher level. If the puzzles are complicated, she may get frustrated if she can’t do it. This could develop her feelings of frustration.

Peg and hole toys:

Theses toys are made of plastic and have holes fitted to plastic pegs for the baby to differentiate different shapes and also to develop motor skills and hand/eye coordination.

Baby-sized Lego blocks:

These kinds of blocks require construction and which require pegs to be placed and fitted in certain places. These blocks are excellent for developing motor skills resulting in your child development.

Plastic “Doughnuts”:

This is a popular toy (Choosing Child Toys) for encouraging child development by increasing motor skills. It can be fit on a plastic center pole. Your baby can stack these shapes and will soon learn more about names of shapes, sizes, and colors, and how they relate to one another.

activitiesMilestones you can expect your baby to cross in the first year and half:

Child development in 1-3 months:

  • Your baby’s hand is warped into a first that impulsively holds onto objects that are put into her palm.
  • At the age of two months the grasp is less impulsive and more controlled.
  • At three months, the palm is weekly open but with little strength to grip objects.

Child development in 5 months:

  • Your baby begins reaching for objects such as toys.
  • Your baby may temporarily grasp and hold toys.
  • Baby will enjoy sucking her own hands.

Child development in 6 months:

  • Baby begins to follow objects with her eyes.
  • Baby sucks her feet and grasps objects between both hands.

Child development in 7 months:

  • Your baby tries to transfer the objects from one hand to the other.
  • Baby’s finger-thumb grip develops and she can concurrently grip objects in both the hands.

Child development in 8 months:

  • At this age baby keeps her hands open and relaxed most of the time.
  • Baby develops the ability to pick up small foods, like Cheerios.

Child development in 10 months:

  • At this age your baby can release an object freely from her hands.
  • Baby gives toys or any other things which are in her hand to caregiver when asked.
  • Baby can hold more than one object in her hand.

More Resources:

Calm Down a Hyperactive Baby

Eco-Friendly Baby Carriers and Wraps


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