Understanding Proprioception: The Body Awareness Sense
Let’s look at our proprioception (body awareness) sense. It tells us where our body parts are without looking at them. This sense help with coordination and how much force to use when holding, pushing, pulling, or lifting objects.
When do we use proprioception?
- Brushing hair
- Playing a sport
- Holding an egg
- Writing or drawing
- Touching face and hands to feet
How can you help develop baby’s proprioceptive sense?
- Swaddle baby in early months
- Give baby massages
- Do Tummy Time
- Play games that encourage baby to reach for objects