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Gross Motor Development: Your Baby at 19 to 24 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

  • Rides on small wheeled toys
  • Carries a large toy while walking
  • Kicks a ball
  • Squats while playing
  • Walks backwards or sideways pulling a toy
  • Backs into chair to sit down

Emerging Skills

  • Walks on tip-toes
  • Throws and retrieves objects
  • Jumps in place with both feet
  • Catches a large ball
 

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