Pointing is a fine motor skill and an exciting developmental milestone for your child. Pointing requires what we call “proximal stability” That means before we can extend our arm, hold it out against gravity and isolate our pointer finger (distal control), we have to have the strength in our “core”. Core muscles are in your chest, shoulders, abdomen, pelvis and back. That is why weight bearing and crawling are so important for fine motor development later on for things like pointing, poking,using a spoon and even handwriting and cutting. Development is from “proximal to distal”. Activities like crawling and pulling to stand are important gross motor skills that help your child develop those fine motor skills!