Achper

Tummy Time

Tummy time is important for infants as it develops strength in their back, neck, arms, and tummy. Tummy time will help develop the muscles needed for crawling, standing and walking.

Suggestions:
Try tummy time on a variety of surfaces & textures eg rugs, clean floor, large balls, cushions)
Use props (toys, mirrors, balls) to catch the baby's interest
Be on their level and interact with eye contact, touch and your voice

Tummy time should be offered frequently throughout the day, but only for as long as baby is enjoying. Babies tolerance and strength will increase with more opportunities for tummy time. 

 

For more active play ideas for infants & toddlers check out these links: 
Beginning to Balance
Cross Body Movement

Tummy Time

Tummy Time

Download the fact sheet to obtain instructions, equipment list and variations.

 Tummy Time.pdf

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