My 7 month old is capable of rolling both front-to-back and back-to-front. She can also sit fairly well when place in the sitting position, although she cannot get to that position on her own. Looking forward to future gross motor skills milestones I would like to provide her the opportunity to acheive what she needs to acheive.
When I read about crawling, in all its variants, I read that encouraging tummy time is essential. My daughter simply won't do tummy time. I place her on her stomach with an enticing toy and she grabs the toy and rolls over to her back. After spending a day rolling onto her stomach she has simply stopped. She has no desire to be on her stomach. She'll happily play on her back, side, or seated, however. I do place toys out in front of her when she is seated or to her side just out of reach when she is lying down to try and encourage her to reach. When seated she will reach; when lying she usually won't.
I don't want to push my daughter, but I do want to provide her an environment where she can develop valuable skills. What should I do for her play to help her move forward with being able to move to a sitting position on her own, crawling (or creeping, scooting, slithering, etc.), pulling up, standing, cruising, and walking?