Gross motor activities for preschoolers are so important! As parents and educators we focus so much on teaching little kids ages 3-5 about colors, numbers and letters. We want them to be able to show us they can write their names, all by themselves. But so many of these academic skills are connected to gross motor skills!
Gross motor skills involve using as many muscles and joints as possible to learn how to run, jump, skip, hop, balance on 1 foot, and climb in a coordinated way. Building strength and endurance actually helps to improve attention and fine motor skills needed for learning.
As an expert for the GeniusofPlay.org, we worked together to share why it’s so important for preschoolers to practice their gross motor skills, and even some fun ways to help improve a child’s gross motor skills on the playground and in your backyard.
Why You Should Promote Gross Motor Activities For Preschoolers
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Read my expert article for the GeniusOfPlay.org, 7 Playful Gross Motor Activities For Your Preschooler and stay tuned in the future for more collaborations!