Doorway to freedom

Oct. 17, 1960
Oct. 17, 1960

Table of Contents
Oct. 17, 1960

World Series
  • The World Series was a battle of contrasts—between the stilettolike skills of the singles-hitting Pittsburgh Pirates and the bludgeoning home-run power of the New York Yankees. The Pirates won their games deftly, delicately, with painful little slashes and stabs. The Yankees won theirs by knocking people unconscious with large clubs

Big Ten
Shape Of '61
College Football
Pro Football
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

Doorway to freedom

The 7-month-old baby has reached the threshold to real independence—complete mobility. The move over the doorstep is accomplished first by motion in a single direction. But as the baby enters a new environment of multiple playthings and busy people, he must depend more and more on his ability to move over and under, toward, away from and around these obstacles. Exercises for the 7-month-old, as René Pouteau shows (above), are designed to boost the baby's interest and ingenuity alike by adding new dimensions of skill to the strengthening process (SI, May 2 et seq.).

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Handstand on shins gives baby his first introduction to uncertain support, puts shoulder muscles to new test. Baby's straight back indicates his readiness for more.

The arch stretches abdominal muscles and improves flexibility of back. Baby soon learns to do this exercise by himself.

Cantilever aids abdominal muscles, helps to develop strength in thighs and knees, a vital safety factor for sports.