Advice 1: How to teach a child the splits

The ability to sit on twine develops a good elasticity of the muscles and healthy joint mobility. And this, in turn, improves coordination and reduces the risk of injury when falling. Children have softer ligaments and therefore the child learn to do the splits much easier than an adult. The most important thing to know how to do it properly.
How to teach a child the splits
Instruction
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Training should be conducted competently. To do this, each day do with child exercises to stretch the muscles. Just remember: in any case you should not stretch cold muscles. First always do a warm-up for 3-5 minutes. Suited squats, walking, duck walk, leg swings, light jumping on toes and running in place.
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Then do stretching exercises. Stretching for length of twine running from the counter on his knees. Let the child pull alternately one and then the other foot forward, trying as low as possible to bring the pelvis to the floor. You also need to keep the leg stretched forward, was necessarily rectified in the knee. Because if baby gets used to bend, re-train then it will be very difficult.
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For the transverse stretching of the twine. Spread your legs out to the sides as far as possible, arms stretched forward – this is starting position. Explain to your child that he needs to carry the weight of the body first on hands, then on the twine. During such rotation, gradually bend arms, thus reducing the gap from the floor. For those who are already well warmed up and stretched out, there's another great exercise. It is called creep. Sitting on the floor, it is necessary to push the legs out to the sides, then resting on her arms and without moving the legs, as if to crawl in the prone position on your stomach. Over time, the exercise is complicated by the fact that crawl need to be, almost without lifting your pelvis off the floor.
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To maximum from to stretch not all the time. After stretching the alternate implementation of the right longitudinal-transverse and left splits. The following exercise "butterfly" (or "frog"). Let your child sit, put the feet and pull them as close to your groin, trying to get knees to the floor. Next you need to begin to move the knees up and down as if waving in wings.
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The next stretch is the wall. The child becomes to her back, a hand grabs the bar above him. Slowly lift one leg the baby up. The knee of the second leg on which it stands, gently lock your knees, in order not to give the kid's foot the ability to bend. The child's leg raise smoothly up and down until a slight feeling of pain, to muscle stretching. Then in the next lesson, already stretching a little bit better and stronger.
Note
There are exceptional cases where the child has previously had any problems with hip joints, such as dysplasia. In this case, you must be very careful with the split. Proper stretching can only improve the condition wrong can cause injury. So better conduct classes with the child under the guidance of an experienced coach.
Useful advice
Remember that first workout, and then stretching. Watch that the child should not have to suffer from severe pain, it is desirable that the sensation was pleasant, only slightly came to light the verge of pain.

Advice 2: How to teach a baby to sit independently

Most of the children to sit independently at the age of six months can not yet, however, at this time, you can begin to teach them this action. The main thing – do not overdo it, not to cause harm yet not strong enough spine.
How to teach a baby to sit independently
Instruction
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Do daily with your child exercises, using special exercises, help him to sit up independently from supine position, pulling a brush and your hands. You should start with 3-5 times: the baby is hard to keep your weight on your hands.
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Buy playpen with coarse mesh. When a child spends time in the arena, show him how he can catch up, holding on to mesh by hand. Stick with smooth sticks lattice crib it is not very convenient, because the hands slip on them. The arena is also very convenient in this respect and your child will learn much faster not only to sit but to stand.
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Briefly put the baby in a baby carriage, holding her back. If you have a stroller-transformer, and you still have not removed from her basket, now is the time to do it. If the child still went to the very cradle, it is time to buy and a pleasure.
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Do not leave your baby in a sitting position for more than 5-7 minutes, at least in the first week, then the time can be gradually increased. In the room to encourage the baby to the seat, you can use the highchair, the backrest has several positions.
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The child learned to sit up, his muscles must be strong enough. Encourage him to active movement: frequently lay on the stomach, help to roll back and forth, gradually teach the crawl. You can use toys: trying to get them, your children will have to move rapidly. Help him to crawl to toys, substituting palm under his feet, and gently nudging the kid forward.
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Contrary to popular belief, should not be planted 5-6 month old baby on a bed or sofa, propped with pillows, his muscles in this position are not involved. To teach him to keep balance in a sitting position, let's just put the baby on his knee, providing an opportunity to hold onto your fingers and holding it in turn for hands. You can use game-nursery rhyme – for example, "Go nuts", "bumps on bumps".
Useful advice
Most babies begin to sit independently at the age of 7-8 months. Do not force this process: your task is not to force the kid to sit, but to help him do it himself. If your child has not learned to sit up independently until 10 months, you should consult with the child's doctor.
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