Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Your Baby from 10 to 12 Months: Developing Motor Skills

You've been amazed by each of your baby's big motor milestones. By now, she most likely rolls over and sits up. She might be scooting on her bottom, crawling, or pulling herself up to a stand as she launches herself into a world that beckons just out of reach. First steps are just around the corner.
Between 10 and 12 months, there are equally exciting -- though often overlooked -- motor-skill developments involving baby's hands. For example, you're out walking your baby in the stroller when she suddenly points to a dog and squeals. Or your baby's in her high chair when she deliberately picks up her sippy cup and drops it on the floor. These milestones don't get the same play as walking, but they're just as important to her development, indicating that your clever baby is now trying to master the world in a whole new way: with her tiny fingers.

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