Somersaults and scissors


In recent weeks, both newspapers and TV news have highlighted that children’s motor skills have declined – that they can’t use scissors or do somersaults like before. The decline begins already in the newborn stage because children´s motor skills develop better in the prone position, and tummy time is often lacking. In prone, one learns how to understand how to lift the body up from having floated weightlessly in the womb before birth. Understanding, problem-solving, and motor skills are interconnected – the brain develops less if motor skills deteriorate. We need to understand this and implement measures so that all children can feel good both physically and mentally. Here is a contributiont to the debate from Learn to Move.