My baby’s physical activity

My baby’s physical activity

Babies and young children learn with all their senses, and they need to be “hands-on”. It starts as simply grasping your finger or swatting at a toy. Your baby is naturally curious, and needs to watch, try, touch, investigate, listen, and explore.

As your baby gets bigger and stronger, make time for movement and active play. Also, avoid electronics and screen time. Time and space for activity lets your child test their physical skills and challenge themselves to try out new abilities. Play and activity supports every type of growth – physical, cognitive, language, social, and emotional. At every age, physical activity is essential for good health and development.

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- Physical activity during pregnancy

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Months - Touching, patting, tasting



Months - Starting to walk


Age 1

- Active Play


Age 2

- New physical abilities


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