Physical Activity for Infants (0-18 months)

Skills to develop:

  • 0-3 months: neck control, reaching, grabbing, arm and leg movements
  • 4-6 months: rolling over, sitting, pushing with their legs
  • 7-9 months: moving forward (crawling or scooting), moving objects between hands, standing
  • 10-12 months: cruising (walking while holding onto furniture), playing with balls
  • 12-18 months: walking up stairs, pushing and pulling objects while walking forward

Source: Nipissing District Developmental Screening. (2011). NDDS Checklist.
Source: Australian Capital Territory. (2009). Kids at Play Factsheet No: 1. Active play everyday.

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Course Menu
  1. Physical Activity and Early Childhood: Building Lifelong Habits
  2. Learning Objectives
  3. About the Best Start Resource Centre
  4. Theory Review
  5. Theory Review
  6. Theory Review
  7. Physical Activity for Infants (0-18 months)
  8. Activity Ideas for Infants
  9. Physical Activity for Toddlers (1.5 – 2.5 years old)
  10. Activity Ideas for Toddlers
  11. Physical Activity for Preschoolers (2.5 – 4 years old)
  12. Activity Ideas for Preschoolers
  13. Physical Activity for Kindergarten-aged Children (4-6 years old)
  14. Activity Ideas for Kindergarten-aged Children
  15. Tips for Families
  16. Tips for Families
  17. Tips for Professionals
  18. Tips for Professionals
  19. Tips for Physical Activity
  20. Modification Ideas
  21. Modification Ideas
  22. Modification Ideas
  23. Equipment Suggestions
  24. Website Review
  25. Personal Action Planning
  26. Personal Action Planning
  27. Thank You
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