By now, your child has learnt climbing skills. Climbing up and getting down the stairs is an easy task for him and he can do it without any assistance. Stair climbing promotes better strength, motor planning, balance and confidence.
What you need to know
Stairs are difficult for children to master. A lot depends on how much exposure he gets to climbing and playing on play equipments like monkey bars, slides, ladders, etc. A visit to the shopping centre, library, friend’s house where he uses stairs will help him learn the skill in different settings.
Playing games like hopscotch, walking on a beam will teach him how to balance and help in climbing stairs without falling.