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These are just a few of the benefits of gross motor activities. Not to mention, the activities tend to be fun and engaging while keeping children active.
This one can be super simple if your child just likes to move. A favorite at our house is to run and chase down the bubbles from the bubble machine.
All you have to do is put on some music, and let your kids move. You can even find songs with more movement in them like If you’re happy and you know it and Shake your sillies out.
Try tapping a straight line on the floor for them to walk on. Our son even loves to balance by walking along paving stones.
Throwing, catching, and kicking is a fun way to practice gross motor skills, coordination, and balance.
There’s resources and videos for it all over the place. And yoga is a great gross motor activity you can do with your kids.
Bikes and pedal cars are an exciting way to get movement that really focuses on coordination in kids. These may take a little longer to get the hang of compared to the other gross motor activities.