Baby Play: Walking Toward The First Steps

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Baby's First Steps

Every parent dreams of the days when their little one takes their first steps. Maybe they even find themselves asking “When do babies start walking?” Its that bittersweet moment in every parents life when their baby is no longer a baby any more, but it means their baby is developing and reaching important milestones. Super B (9 months) is always on the go and is starting to want to get around on her own to keep up with her 2 older brothers, which is why I was so excited when I recently discovered the free Knoala app for our Ipad.

Knoala has tons of simple and quick activity prompts for parents  that require little to no set up. It is perfect for adding fun activities with Super B into our day without a lot of planning.

We recently tested their engaging “Up On My Feet” activity to encourage Super B to take those first few steps before she starts walking.

Helping Baby's First StepsAfter a little encouragement from me and Papa Bear, Super B was up on her feet. She was so proud to be standing. Baby walking with DadThis has become such a popular activity in our house, that we have to do it more than once a day. Before long, I know she will be taking that our baby will start walking without Papa’s hands supporting her. But for now, we will cherish the time we get to spend bonding with her as she develops her motor skills and her confidence.

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Knoala is a free app that offers activities for parents to enjoy with infants to preschoolers.

I can’t wait to try out even more activities from Knoala for Super B. I am sure they will be just as engaging and developmentally appropriate.

What are your favorite ways to encourage milestone development with your baby or young child? What age did your baby start walking? I would love to hear your thoughts. Make sure you don’t miss the next idea for baby development. Follow me on FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestInstagram or subscribe by email in the sidebar.

P.S. If you liked this activity prompt, be sure to check out the app for yourself!

Knoala is a free app that offers activities for parents to enjoy with infants to preschoolers.

A little bit more about Knoala….

Knoala offers thousands of fun & development-boosting activities for parents to enjoy with infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Based on your child’s age and local weather conditions, Knoala finds activities that are most suitable for you and your family. Bond with your child over games and crafts that foster artistic, cognitive, emotional, motor, sensory and language skills. Connect with thousand of parents to exchange ideas on how to keep your child happy and busy. Follow the hottest mom and dad bloggers for their expert advice on keeping your little ones entertained. With Knoala in hand, you never have to worry about your child feeling bored again. All content on Knoala are free, and always will be.

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18 thoughts on “Baby Play: Walking Toward The First Steps”

  1. Wow, I hadn’t heard of this app! Will go check it out. Your baby’s expressions are priceless in this post! LOVE IT! Thank you for sharing on Movement Monday.

  2. Anna

    Hi, sorry but I’m an early childhood teacher and it is really detrimental to ‘hurry’ your babies natural developmental journey along. Babies learn to do these things when they are ready and after they spend a lot of time practicing movements and building there muscles to be ready for amazing milestones like walking.
    An app is so not needed for your baby to learn how to move. It will happen organically and they will be proud they did it!
    Allow your little one time and space to get there when they are ready. We’re all different and develop at different rates and thats ok. Enjoy the moment 🙂

    1. Anna, Thank you so much for your thoughtful insight. I too am an early childhood educator. I taught in the classroom for 12 years and I could not agree more that children need to develop on their own schedule.
      Super B is movin’ and groovin’ on her own, pulling up on furniture, scooting around, etc. She is asking to be helped. She is asking for motor play.
      While I agree, that an app is not needed for my baby to learn, this app is FANTASTIC for people that might not have a background in education and to whom play does not come naturally for them. This app is great for guiding parents in age appropriate activities. In this post I really wanted to highlight the bonding experience that can happen when you try simple play experiences with your children.

      I value your opinion and thank you for your thoughts. I truly hope you will check out Knoala and see that their app is amazing and full of age and developmentally appropriate activities that are geared toward the boosting the parents confidence in simple and engaging play.

  3. Technology has opened so many new methods up to parents! Cool Post!

  4. Neat post your Super B is the cutest. I’ve not used an app like this but can see how it could encourage play through creative ideas . Thanks for sharing

  5. aww look at her cute little chubby baby feet! My kids all took their time with walking. An app like this with ideas to help them along can always come in handy

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  7. Wow this app sounds interesting! My two walked early which was frustrating as they were so clumsy the poor things but I’ll certainly show my SIL who has a little one who looks like is starting to get the motions of moment happening.

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