Dr. Karen Brakke (Spelman College) summarizes the research done with co-author, Dr. Matheus M. Pacheco (University of São Paulo) on the emergence of particular coordination patterns by observing toddlers drumming abilities over time. Results indicate that toddlers increased in antiphase (moving arms opposite each other) stability after about 20 months of age and adopted multiple methods to stabilizing the new skill of antiphase movement.

This research was published in volume 84, issue 2 of the Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development titled The Development of Bimanual Coordination Across Toddlerhood. For more about this Monograph, as well as related scholarship, teaching, and outreach resources, please visit https://monographmatters.srcd.org/.

Narrated by Dr. Karen Brakke. Video edited by Ariana Benson.
Used with the permission of Spelman College. All rights reserved.

Society for Research in Child Development [srcdchilddevelopment]. (2019, May 16). Overview: Bimanual Coordination in Toddlerhood | Monograph Matters 84.2 [Video File]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/yoPMtUtvKUw