Rocking and riding are foundational to walking. Each phase of movement in a child's life is essential for developing motor skills. From laying on their back with extended limbs to crawling across the floor, your child is on their way to walking! When kids start climbing and standing, be prepared with Ride-On toys from Hape to help them move into the next developmental stage - balance. Rocking toys emphasize coordination and balance, as well as build arm and leg strength. Kids can gradually gain confidence and understanding of their bodies. Rocker toys also provide a foundation for imaginative play. Keep a weather eye on the horizon - your child will be walking in no time!