Crawling is an Important Part of Child’s Development for a Lot of Reasons
Here is the List of Benefits of Crawling and Cognitive Development in Babies
1- Baby gets Connected with you in Newer Ways: When baby starts crawling around the room, he learns to explore the new world. You will notice he will turn around to look back, understanding messages that you are sending with facial expression and gestures like shaking head to stop there right now. Even he will develop the habit of looking at you when he wants guidance, when unsure about the things or frightened.
2- Baby learns How to Navigate the Environment: He will learn the entire layout of the living room. He knows where the basket full of toys is located and how to reach the coffee table.
3- Baby learns that the Things Exist far Away from him: In the beginning baby is not able to detect the visual clues that indicates distance. With time the vision improves, but everything far away even appeared to be about at the same distance. After learning crawling milestone, he gets the idea how far the object really is. The more crawling it takes to reach the thing, the farther the object is vice versa. His depth perception is also improved with time.
4- Baby learns to Make Decisions: During the small expedition within the room only, your little one will be facing challenges which are tiny for us but huge for the tiny you. Pillow in the way, some slope on the floor etc where he has to make decision like to move ahead or stop. After crawling, baby’s navigation skills develop beautifully. With time, baby learns when to stop and when to slow down.
5- Baby learns to Notice Surrounding in a Better Way: Finally your baby has learned the much awaited “optic flow”—-When he is moving forward the world is sweeping past him. When baby learns to crawl he depends on visual information to know about environment and location. When baby reaches different locations himself, he keeps in mind how to be there next time which he never learns when he is carried or wheeled around.
6- Baby learns to Keep his Goals in Mind: Crawlers learns the locomotion in a better way as it helps to focus their attention. When baby reaches a goal while crawling then baby connects to a series of actions & movements.
7- Baby’s Emotions Intensify: Crawling brings many annoying restrictions for baby like “don’t do that”, “Stop, Stop”, ”Not to go there” and many more. Now you will notice the anger of your baby. On the contrary you will also see the feeling of joy because after gaining mobility he will find the way to his most loving person on his own and this will make him happy a lot.
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