1. Does learning to crawl matter?
Learning to walk is seen as such an important milestone in life that many parents encourage their children to get up on their feet, waiting excitedly for the special moment when their baby takes their very first steps.
Many experts believe, however, that the skills babies develop on all fours are so important that we should actually be focusing on getting babies crawling instead of rushing them to walk.
There’s lots of research to suggest that spending a good stretch of time crawling as a baby can significantly improve our ability to do things like climbing, writing and even driving a car later in life.
2. Why crawling is important
Did you know crawling develops all these vital skills?
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Select an area of development to find out how crawling helps babies learn to do everything from reading a map to catching a ball and making decisions!
3. How to help babies learn to crawl
There are lots of things you can do to help your baby’s physical development before they learn to walk. This video takes you through everything from tummy time, to reading with your baby and helping them learn to crawl.
5. How crawling helps us as adults
Did you know crawling can help us do all these things in later life?