How Do Babies Learn to Crawl?

How Do Babies Learn to Crawl? is an interesting article from our colleagues at Zero to Three. The authors take the pressure off parents who might be expecting crawling by a specific age. They also define three different types of movement that many babies go through, which includes the traditional hands and knees crawl pattern, with the caveat that “it can take a while to get moving, and that’s okay.” They offer half a dozen strategies parents can try to support their babies in learning to move. Ultimately, the authors say, “there’s no wrong way to crawl” and note that some babies skip that stage altogether! Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. 

The ICC-Recommended Early Start Personnel Manual (ESPM) describes core knowledge and role-specific competencies needed for early intervention service provision, incorporating current research and evidence in the field of early intervention. To access the ESPM, CLICK HERE.

This resource is related to the following ESPM knowledge-level competencies:

  • Core Knowledge (CK)
    • CK6: The sequences of development and the interrelationships among developmental areas/factors, including sensory and motor development.
  • IFSP -Development and Review (IFSP-DR)
    • IFSP-DR5: Understands the rationale for identification and selection of intervention strategies used in everyday routines, relationships, activities, places, and partnerships for early intervention activities.
  • IFSP-Implementation (IFSP-i)
    • IFSP-i2: Understands the individual nature of child learning styles and the importance of adapting intervention strategies.
    • IFSP-i6: Understand the need for developmentally appropriate strategies, adaptations, assistive technologies, and other supports that maximize the child’s learning opportunities.
    • IFSP-i11: Knows strategies that support parents in adapting the natural environment to meet infant/toddler developmental needs.
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