At this stage, your kid figures out how to walk backward with ease. He learns how to balance while taking backward steps. This is very beneficial for learning balance and co-ordination that eventually will help him in the long run.
What you need to know:
At this point, you must encourage your child to do some easy activities while walking backwards. This walk is helps in developing calf-muscles and also helps in sharpen hearing and other senses. You can ask him to sing a song while going backwards, this will build his confidence. But do not forget to lend your support whenever he needs it. You can hold his hand when he first starts off but after that you just be there and watch him have fun on his own.