Your baby was born to be wildly interactive with their world. You’ll start to see it even in their first few months of life as their nervous system and muscles start getting in sync. Their movements will start to evolve from quick and jerky to smooth and self-directed.
Motor skills are defined by two categories. One is “gross” motor skills, which involve the large groups of muscles used to sit, stand, walk, run, keep balance, or change positions. The other is “fine” motor skills, which control abilities such as using their hands to eat, draw, play, or pick up small items.
With simple activities and a little practice, you can help strengthen your baby's muscle development and get their motor skills moving forward at full speed.