PT Corner: Learning to Walk with a Push Toy
[Source: Starfish Therapies]
Using a push toy is one way that little ones begin to practice walking. It gives them the support needed while they begin to figure out how to pick up their legs and take steps. As they are using a push toy, here are some things for you to think about:
- When they are first starting you might want to use one that you can put a little bit of weight in because they will be leaning on it a lot and you don’t want it to get away from them. Another solution is you can hold it for them so it is stable and slowly help them advance it.
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