At Yago School Nursery we give great importance to the crawling stage in babies from 4 to 12 months as well as in the “older” ones from 1 and 2 years old. In our nursery school we work on and promote it especially during the PBL basic development programme and the daily routine.
Ms. Ana Gordon’s first objective in the Baby House, a house specially designed for months old babies, is to make them feel alone. The next step in the child’s evolution will be crawling.
Between the ages of six and eight months (everyone has their own pace) the baby will begin to crawl and will gradually improve the technique until they are able to crawl correctly and confidently; and from that moment onwards they will become aware of the coordination of their own body.
Crawling is therefore the first step in a baby’s motor autonomy. In some cases they may skip this important stage in their development, directly standing up and starting to walk, but our aim is to strengthen them in order to avoid future problems in their development, such as vision problems.
On the other hand, a baby with good crawling skills will acquire great benefits for their development such as; the connection with both hemispheres, brain development, toning of their muscles, development of the cross pattern…
“Ninety-five per cent of children who do not crawl have difficulties in reading and writing. The other 5% overcome these problems by working with handicrafts”. Glenn Doman
Finally, crawling is an important exercise in the basic development programme (BDP) that we perform every day together with the other early stimulation programmes. The PBD is Glenn Doman’s motor programme which consists of a series of exercises related to Physical Education through which students improve their motor skills, prevent illnesses and improve academically.