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Offers an outline of improvement, then describes ideas and sequences of actual, cognitive, and social/emotional improvement on the baby, infant, preschool, and first degrees. person variations and developmental norms are under pressure all through.
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Creeping foreshadows all the basic elements of walking, including head control in all positions as the baby creeps and looks around simultaneously, full extension of the entire back, and a synchronized and reciprocal movement pattern with alternate movement of one arm and the opposite leg. Hands and knees form only four small points of contact with the ground. 5. Rolling, pivoting, and raising the legs and feet in supine lying demonstrate the infant's early abilities in controlling complex movements.
Tiny and vulnerable beings with little purposeful movement and even less mobility, they are limited to lying or being held. Neonates can open their lips to nurse or cry but are unable to bring their hands to their mouths. They can turn their faces from side to side but cannot hold heads upright and steady. Less obvious at birth is the incredible repertoire of abilities that provide a foundation for rapid motor development during the first 12 months of life. With surprising ease, most infants will become upright, mobile, and intentional in their social and physical interactions.
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