Encouraging Early Movement in Infants


For infants, the first year of life is a remarkable journey of discovery, marked by a continuous flurry of developmental milestones – from cooing and grasping to rolling and crawling. At Marigold Academy – Randolph, NJ, we understand the importance of nurturing this natural desire to explore and move. By incorporating movement-based activities into our curriculum, we foster not only physical development but also cognitive, social, and emotional growth.

The early movement goes beyond simply reaching for a toy. It strengthens muscles, improves coordination, and enhances balance. This newfound physical control builds confidence and independence, allowing infants to interact more meaningfully with their surroundings. Additionally, movement stimulates neural pathways in the developing brain, laying the foundation for future learning and problem-solving skills.

Our nurturing environment provides ample opportunities for infants to explore movement safely and engagingly. Here are some highlights of our program:

  • Tummy Time: This crucial activity strengthens neck and back muscles, preparing babies for rolling and crawling. We provide supportive surfaces and colorful toys to make tummy time enjoyable.
  • Sensory Play: We incorporate textures, sounds, and visual cues to encourage reaching, grasping, and manipulation. This not only entertains, but also stimulates the senses and refines motor skills.
  • Interactive Play: Our caregivers engage infants through playful activities like gentle bouncing, singing songs with movement, and offering toys just out of reach to motivate them to stretch and reach.

At Marigold Academy – Randolph, NJ, we believe that movement is a cornerstone of healthy development. We invite you to schedule a tour of our infant program and witness firsthand how we nurture the joy of exploration in a stimulating and supportive environment. Email us at randolph@marigoldacademy.com to learn more about our curriculum and enrollment options. Let us be your partner in fostering your infant’s growth and development.

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