If your baby has started to scoot or crawl, he may enjoy the challenge of having to navigate over or around obstacles. This is a fun way to develop motor skills.
- Safe objects to place on the floor for your baby to scoot around or crawl over
- sofa cushions
- large stuffed animal
- rolled-up towel, blanket or quilt
- favorite toys
Step 1: When your baby is alert and playful, place him on the floor to explore and play.
Step 2: Place a pillow or other obstacle in front of him and a favorite toy on the other side.
Step 3: Watch to see if he chooses to crawl over the top or to move around the obstacle.
Step 4: If your baby enjoys the challenge, place other obstacles for him to work around.
Step 5: Describe what you observe your baby doing.