Babies are not born with learning disabilities. Learning disabilities develop due to improper handling and environment. Most child care providers or parents are not trained in infant developmental movement. Babies who are constantly held, placed in baby seats, and rarely put on their stomachs will have physical, emotional and mental issues. Babies who spend the majority of their time on their belly, in a respectful way, being picked up and put down as their needs demand, can’t develop learning disabilities. They grow into strong, well functioning people who have proper sensory and motor integration. Our first intelligence is movement and without the initial developmental movements the child will remain underdeveloped for life.
Infants thrive when under the care of a single care taker who is bonded and in sync with the babies moods, movements, and ways of communication. Infants gradually awaken their senses, they do not see, hear, touch, eat, sleep or move automatically. They require a care giver who is intuitive to their needs.
Babies experience stress and their stress cycles around as they grow. Any unresolved stress will continue to repeat itself unless the child has repeated experiences that are of a higher nature. Babies either trust their care taker and the world or they don’t. They are very black and white. They go from peace and calm to panic and distress in a matter of minutes. Babies need someone to help them manage their primitive reflexes.
There are many outside factors that can interfere with a child’s development. A care taker that is in tune with the child can identify the key factors that have or are causing distress and respond to them.
Babies and children who are left alone become out of balance in their ability to take care of themselves as they age. Their identity and feelings of empowerment atrophy, along with their brain and body, if left unattended to.
Babies require as much stimulation as possible so long as it is moderately paced, organized and clear information is presented. Talking, singing, and touching are extremely reassuring to a newborn. Babies go through a huge transformation during birth and they appreciate any kind of connection to the world that makes them feel special. Babies know when someone is talking to them or someone else. They feel the vibrations all around them. They are so shocked at loud noise or lights they burst into tears. Babies are very sensitive.
The child care provider ought to strive to be rhythmic and familiar in their mannerisms. The first year of life is the most important year in a child’s life. If the baby does not develop a full crawl and creep they will have less potential for athletics, academics and social awareness. Their self care skills and ability to harmonize their senses will remain underdeveloped for life unless they adopt a practice of crawling and creeping. Crawling and creeping provide the foundation for the child’s intelligence for life.
It is mandatory for human potential expression that a solid crawl and creep are developed. When a baby does not crawl or creep it remains in an unsafe, dangerous world. It’s primary survival skills are only developed through movement in the early years.
Children who don’t crawl and creep can learn to over compensate and become very intelligent in limited ways. In order for a child to have skills in every way possible crawling and creeping are necessary.
Crawling and creeping are a lot like riding a bike. You can either do it or not, it’s automatic or not, and when you have mastered the skill you retain it. A child who has never crawled or crept won’t know how to do it fluidly no matter how old they are unless they practice. They may be able to fake it for a short time but soon their natural crawl and creep will show itself. With everyday practice babies or older people can crawl and creep until they get a fluid cross pattern.
Nature has decided that in order for the lower brain to grow the whole body must participate. Crawling and creeping require full body participation. When the body moves in purposeful ways the brain makes new connections. Infants have a tremendous amount of new brain waves to make in order to be able to have physical, emotional and mental coordination at levels that will enable them to thrive in this world. Evolution has laid out a pattern of movement through the plant and animal kingdom since the beginning of time. When we follow natures plan, from the beginning of life itself, nature grants us a well functioning, fully animated and expressive human being.