This is the age when true motor planning starts to contribute to
- How well a child engages in motor activities
- Influences how organized the child operates at home and in school
Along with organizing the body for action, the child needs to coordinate objects related to tasks at hand. The accident prone, sloppy students and children timid to try out new activities all may be struggling with motor planning challenges.
This is the time when motor planning ability takes root. Having ample time for “free play” helps the child develop flexibility and creativity in the “motor repertoire.” Here for some ways to augment the process during this critical period:
Keep encouraging floor play and crawling!