Gross motor skills

This week’s activities will focus on gross motor skills. These activities will involve movement of the arms, legs and torso. Having strength in (and ability to control) these large muscles will help your child with expectations in preschool or kindergarten. Large motor control helps a child understand his or her boundaries of personal space, walk in a single file lie, sit in a chair to color or listen without losing balance and walk with a basket of crayons or blocks without falling. Any preschool or kindergarten teacher will tell you that it isn’t uncommon to have a few children in each class who fall often or are always bumping into other children, walls and furniture. These children just haven’t learned their boundaries and need more practice with gross motor skills!

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