Gross motor skills: standing 

Over the last week Frida has suddenly “got” standing unaided. Previously if she was standing up and we let go of her, she would stand for 10-30 seconds, then panic when she realised and promptly sit down.     Now however she will intentionally let go of whatever she is holding, and will do everything she…

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Sensitive period for movement – encouraging gross motor skills

“A sensitive period is a time of a spontaneous, often intense or irresistible, impulse toward or interest in certain objects and activities.  During a sensitive period the ability to acquire new skills (in that particular area) is at a peak.  Learning is spontaneous, joyful, and virtually effortless.” – Little Tree Montessori All babies between birth and two…

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