Locomotion is defined as the act of moving from one place to another. Locomotion usually involves the muscles of the legs in contact with the earth or water to transport oneself to another place. For babies, locomotive skills are rolling, scooting, belly crawling, crawling, cruising, swimming and walking. They learn these skills to propel themselves through the world. Locomotion usually implies the movement is repetitive or ongoing, such as scooting several times to reach a toy, as opposed to making one single movement or scoot. Think of choo-choo trains, such as the steam “locomotive,” which rhythmically propels itself forward by the continual turning of the wheels.
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