Gross Motor Development: Your Baby at 10 to 12 Months

Gross Motor Development allows a child to gain balance and bring large muscles under control in order to master physical activities such as sitting, crawling, walking, running, climbing, jumping and generally enjoy all that his body allows him to do.

Typical Skills

  • Turns in a circle when sitting – twists to pick up objects
  • Stands by flexing knees, pushing off from squat
  • Walks while holding on to furniture
  • Walks when you hold both hands
  • Crawls up stairs
  • Crawls on the floor expertly

Emerging Skills

  • Walks with one hand held
  • Squats down, stoops, bends over, then gets up
  • Crawls up and down stairs
  • Walks alone 2 or 3 steps
  • Plops down when moves from standing to sitting position

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