Cephalocaudal and Proximal-Distal Motor Development
Please define both cephalocaudal and proximal-distal motor development. Share how an understanding of these concepts can influence a parent’s and teacher’s support of an infants’ and toddlers’ motor development. Please provide; An analysis of how these two areas of development influence infants’ and toddlers’ abilities to move around, use tools, and coordinate perceptual and motor experiences.
Refer to Chapter 10 of the text, at least one additional resource and your own insights.
Wittmer, D.S. & Petersen, S.H (2014). Infant and toddler development and responsive program planning: A relationship-based approach (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.