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Assistive Devices: Positioning Aids (Slideshow)
Kids with special needs have many options when it comes to supportive seats. View this slideshow to see what's available.
Assistive Devices: Walking and Mobility (Slideshow)
Kids who have trouble walking have many options when it comes to getting around. View the slideshow below to learn more.
Movement, Coordination, and Your 1- to 2-Year-Old
Most toddlers this age are walking and gaining even more control over their hands and fingers. Give your child lots of fun (and safe) things to do to encourage this development.
Movement, Coordination, and Your 1- to 3-Month-Old
The reflexes they had just after birth start to disappear as babies this age gain more control over movements and interact more with their environment.
Movement, Coordination, and Your 4- to 7-Month-Old
At this age, kids are learning to roll over, reach out to get what they want, and sit up. Provide a safe place to practice moving and lots of interesting objects to reach for.
Movement, Coordination, and Your 8- to 12-Month-Old
From scooting to crawling to cruising, during these months, babies are learning how to get around.
Movement, Coordination, and Your Newborn
It may seem like all babies do is sleep, eat, and cry, but their little bodies are making many movements, some of which are reflexes.
Tummy time helps babies strengthen their neck and shoulder muscles and prepare them for crawling. Here's how to do it.
Toe walking is when kids walk on the balls of their feet, with their heels off the ground. Most children stop toe walking on their own by age 2.
Out-toeing is when feet point outward while walking. It happens to a lot of kids when they are learning to walk.
In-toeing is when feet point inward while walking. It happens in a lot of kids who are learning to walk. Sometimes people call it walking "pigeon-toed."
Knock Knees (Genu Valgum)
Kids often have knock knees (when knees touch but the ankles are apart). They usually go away without on their own by the time a child is 7 or 8 years old.