Sifo Dyas said:
It is still a child. I don’t think it translates
1:1 with human aging, but this species has a particularly long infancy-early childhood stage.
There might be something unique to the Yoda species regarding Force sensitivity, but it’s already been established in canon that Force-sensitive babies in general have a predisposition to using the Force, regardless of species. The idea being, I’m assuming, that babies and young children lack some of the qualities that adults have that can hold back their ability to use the Force (like doubt or disbelief). And it is possible that the time he spends in this young childhood stage plays a part in why he can lift a mudhorn vs a toy ball.
You say that Luke could not stop and levitate the Rancor because he did not believe he can do it? Despite that Yoda taught him the opposite?
And what about Anakin and Obi-wan? They could not stop the charging monsters either.
And if this babyYoda is so much stronger, then how come that no Jedi ever sensed it’s presence in the Force, nor did Palpatine who sensed a seemingly much weaker Luke.
I mean, Yoda tells Luke that “size matters not”, and the difference between lifting a rock and a ship was “only different in your mind”. So what is the difference between a ship and a rancor?
This is all just guessing, but it could be that it’s harder to do with moving things than stationary objects. It’s easier to concentrate on an immobile object than something that’s running straight at you or at high speed, if the concentration goes to cellular lever or something. And the yoddler is just better at it, somehow at this point.