8 Months 1 Week – Mobility

Roman with Toys Now that your child is starting to become more mobile it’s time to think about how to move them to the next level!  We included our favorite toys that promote crawling, kneeling, squatting, standing, cruising, and walking this week.  A lot of children of course do not walk independently well after their first birthday, but these are all ideas to help create opportunities for more advanced gross motor skill development.  While targeting these skills, feel free to narrate their actions (e.g. – “Wow good standing up!”) and add new vocabulary (e.g. – “Crawl FAST… crawl slowwww”).  Ready Set Go!

CRAWLING

Rainbow Tunnel

SoftZone Slide & Crawl Set

VTech Move & Crawl Ball                                                                               

KNEELING/SQUATTING/STANDING

Roman Standing

Leap Frog Learn & Groove Musical Table

Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Home

Vtech Alphabet Activity Cube

Alex Toys My busy World Cube                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

CRUISING (WALKING WHILE HOLDING ON)

Roman Cruising Low coffee tables (make sure there are no sharp edges) are best for cruising!  We even put together the dining room chairs to give Roman a different route for cruising.                                                                                                                                                                                                            

BALANCE/WALKING (INDEPENDENTLY)

Hape Walk-A-Long Puppy

Hape Push & Pull Lawn Mower Toy

Hape Toys Block & Roll Push Cart

Radio Flyer Classic Walker Wagon

Fisher-Price 3-in-1 Bounce, Stride, and Ride Elephant  

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