CRAWLING AND CREEPING

Crawling and creeping form an important part of the natural sequence of development. It provides strong neurological foundations for many of the skills needed for later learning. They directly have an impact on a child’s ability to read and write later on. Crawling and creeping promotes the healthy development of visual and postural integration. They also provide important foundational brain pathways for many other visual-motor tasks. Crawling is the first move of a child, which is why it develops and enhances problem solving skills, sensory system and cognition. Creeping exposes a broader view of the world to the child, which expands the child’s ability to process and interact with new information.