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Severe Weather Alert - Updated: 11:30 am, January 17, 2018

Due to rapidly changing weather conditions, all Wake Forest Baptist Health clinics will be closing today (January 17, 2018) at 2 pm, and will reopen tomorrow (January 18, 2018) by 10 am. 
Urgent Care – Clemmons and Urgent Care – Mocksville will be closing today (January 17) at 4 pm, and will reopen tomorrow (January 18) by 10 am. 
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What Toys Can Help Improve a Baby's Motor Skills?

What Toys Can Help Improve a Baby's Motor Skills?

I want to give my11-month-old son toys that will help his motor skills. Do you have any suggestions?
- Rebecca

Babies this age may be crawling, "cruising," walking, and grasping things all around them. To encourage exploration and fine motor skills, try giving him toys that have a cause and effect — for example, a toy with buttons that trigger different noises. Stacking rings, simple puzzles, blocks, and rolling balls are all toys he may enjoy, too. To encourage large-muscle movement, try push toys or putting favorite toys just out of reach.

Remember to always check the recommended ages for each toy and inspect them for sharp parts and other potential hazards, such as small pieces a child could choke on.

Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD
Date reviewed: July 2013