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Crystal Lake Childcare: Ways to help your child learn to walk

Posted on 12-17-2014

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The time for learning to walk arrives quickly in your child’s life. It can be both exciting and challenging. As a parent, you certainly want the first steps to be taken, perhaps without falling. However, falling is completely natural, and you can expect a child to fall many times prior to perfecting this skill. Just make sure to provide a safe landing spot to be completely sure that no harm will come to the child.

Aside from providing cushioning and encouragement, however, there are essentially two distinct aspects that you can help with during this early learning process. These are balance and confidence.

Balance

Balance is a skill that we all develop naturally. We are not inherently born with it. Through exploration, we naturally grasp and eventually master this skill. During this period, you can offer encouragement, by motivating the child to want to sit or stand up to interact with you. The rest will come in time as your child’s core muscles develop, and the child gains more control.

Confidence

This is certainly an area where you as a parent can get very involved. Confidence is all about motivation, praise, and even reward for a job well done. Begin to make a big deal whenever your child learns something new or shows improvement. Consistent motivation helps to ensure healthy progress.

When it comes to the intricacies of early childhood development, Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Crystal Lake, Illinois is truly the ideal learning facility for any child. We offer an exclusive Brain Waves™ Curriculum that caters to everything a child needs to succeed both in preschool and life. Contact us today to find out how you and your child can benefit from our specialized childcare services.

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