Observe the child walking and going up stairs.
Place a desired toy on a higher step to motivate the child to climb.
The child alternates arms and legs in crawling slowly up the stairs.
Parents find it easier to just pick up the child and carry him up the stairs. Encourage them to let the child figure out how to get up at least the first few stairs when they have the opportunity in the home or various community settings. Crawling up stairs uses both arms and legs together and allows the child to practice coordinating bilateral movements, those involving both sides of the body.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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