CRAWLING (Mobility Stage II)
When children move themselves from point “A” to point “B” for the first time in their lives, they have accomplished one of the major objectives in life. In a physical sense, they are free for the first time and can (within certain limits) go where they wish to go without dependence on other human beings. They begin to do so by lying face down and using their arms and legs to push themselves forward. Crawling is movement for movement’s sake.
The children have since their last evaluation, learned to move by crawling.
ELI MONTGOMERY is 38 months old and is from North Canterbury, New Zealand. When his parents initiated his program in May 2015, he could move his arms and legs and was at Stage I in mobility. By December 2015 he was able to crawl 140 meters in a day.
EMANUELA DE MAIO is 35 months and is from Torre Annunziata, Napoli, Italy. At his initial evaluation in February 2014, he could not move his arms and legs freely and was at Stage 0 in mobility. By July 2015 he was able to crawl for all his needs, about 300 meters each day and 32 meters nonstop.