Great Ways to Learn and Get the Whole Family Involved

When growing, children start learning gross and fine motor skills. Gross motor skills are larger movements involving more muscle that a child does including crawling, running, or jumping to name a few. Fine motor skills are smaller movements including picking up a toy or even writing. There are many ways to learn these movements and below we have given you and your family a few creative ideas:

Gross Motor Skills –

  1. Hopscotch
  2. Jump rope
  3. Racing competitions
  4. Obstacle courses
  5. Crawling from one side of the room to the other
  6. Freeze dance
  7. Going to the pool
  8. Playing catch

 Fine Motor Skills –

  1. Beading a necklace with cereal
  2. Painting with water
  3. Spelling out your name with crayons
  4. Gluing cereal or paper to make a picture
  5. Playing with stickers
  6. Blowing bubbles
  7. Puppet show
  8. Cooking or baking

Takeaway: Children continue to learn every day and it is a great opportunity to get the whole family involved. Below are more ideas on how to practice gross and fine motor skills.

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