Month 7 – Minds on the Move
Crawling is a good example of “cognitive bootstrapping” in that busy brain. Bootstrapping is another term for the way brain growth leads to new experience and new experience unlocks more brain growth.
–Marian Diamond and Janet Hopson, Magic Trees of the Mind
These next few months are critical to your baby’s motor development, so you’ll want to make sure she has plenty of space in which to practice the movements of her arms and legs. Just as your baby is mastering one locomotion pattern, a situation may occur in the baby’s environment that stimulates a new movement sequence.