My mate told me yesterday that there's a link between bottom shuffling and not having good hand eye coordination. Apparently, crawlers, who look at their hands when the're moving, have better coordination than bottom shufflers. My mum told me I was a bottom shuffler and I'm useless at ball games. Were you (or your dcs) a crawler or a shuffler and can you hit a ball?
DS walked before he crawled. He is very clumsy (can trip over fresh air) and we have had it suggested that the 'failure' to crawl contributed to this. Personally I think it is genetic - I crawled as normal but was/am just as clumsy as DS. We both have superb hand-eye co-ordination.
My dd crawled but has a lot of difficulty with fine motor co-ordination!
Although there seems to be a link between non-crawlers and dyspraxia, I would have thought that bum shufflers would still develop fine motor skills normally (unless there are underlying issues) as they have hands free all the time!
DD was a super crawler but has terrible handwriting and not brilliant at fine motor skills, although was very advanced at jigsaw puzzles and lego/duplo as a baby/toddler.
DS only comando crawled, never got up on all 4s but walked at 10 months, not sure about his hand eye coordination, but is dyslexic. However he had swimming lessons from a year old and piano lessons from 6 which I think probably compensated for not crawling.