Tummy Time: an Important Child Developmental Milestone, TELI


Tummy time helps to build a foundation for other skills as an infant develops proper alignment of the spine and the postural control needed for sitting, crawling, and walking. It’s also an opportunity to practice visual tracking, which is when your child moves their eyes in a coordinated manner as they turn their head.

In their resource “Tummy Time: An Important Child Development Milestone,” the Early Learning Institute (TELI) provides more information about tummy time and highlights opportunities for parents to support.

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To learn more, visit the Early Learning Institute website.


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