Share something you learned in this chapter that you weren’t aware of before this course.
Read the section: Fostering Motor Development.
What are some ways that caregivers can promote motor development? What are some ways caregivers can hinder motor development?
Verbal cues from caregivers are an important topic that is briefly touched on in this chapter. It is discussed in relation to Pikler’s research and is also something that caregivers can approach differently for each gender.
Read this article by Janet Lansbury. What do you think about these tips? Do you think this shift would be hard for you to implement in communicating with children who are developing motor skills? Implement these small changes in your interactions in your lab room and discuss how you felt as you change your interactions.