50 Screen Free Gross Motor Skills and Activities for Home

When children are home it is important that they participate in gross motor skills and activities every day. Gross motor skills are larger movement activities such as sitting, rolling, kneeling, crawling, walking, running, jumping, skipping and more!

When children are home it is important that they participate in gross motor skills and activities every day. Gross motor skills are larger movement activities such as sitting, rolling, kneeling, crawling, walking, running, jumping, skipping and more! Many times when children are provided with independent, free play outdoors, they automatically participate in these types of […]

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Fine and Gross Motor Group Activity Idea – Activity Balloon Bat

If you need a fun gross motor group activity idea that also includes fine motor skills and coordination skills, this balloon bat is perfect. 

Fine and Gross Motor Group Activity Idea If you need a fun gross motor group activity idea that also includes fine motor skills and coordination skills, this balloon bat is perfect.  You can use the suggested activity for gross motor skill group session, indoor recess, or physical education class. Materials Needed for the Gross Motor […]

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22 Free Printables for December – Fine, Gross and Visual Motor Activities

Need some last minute ideas to encourage fine motor, visual motor and gross motor skills during December? Check out this list of 22 free printables for December.

Need some last minute ideas to encourage fine motor, visual motor and gross motor skills during December?  Check out this list of 22 free printables for December.   Free Printables for December – Fine Motor Holiday Lights December Holiday Clothes Pin Mat  Color, Cut, and Glue for December Elephant Holiday Hat Holiday Match Up Free Printables […]

Just as we suspected…

Well, with sadness I just finished reading some research that confirms what we suspected. There is a decline in gross motor skills in toddlers.

Pediatric therapists are frequently quoted as saying young children’s motor skills are declining.  Little ones enter school age with decreased fine motor and gross motor skills.  We say “based on my experiences” or “in my clinical opinion” children’s motor skills are suffering.  There is speculation that it is due to “bucket baby syndrome” – too […]

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How Often Should PreK Students Have Movement Groups?

School-based occupational and physical therapists frequently recommend and educate PreK teachers on the benefits of motor skill activities throughout the day.  An important question to answer is how often should preK students have movement groups?

School-based occupational and physical therapists frequently recommend and educate PreK teachers on the benefits of motor skill activities throughout the day.  An important question to answer is how often should preK students have movement groups?  A systemic research review was conducted on exploring the relationship between fundamental motor skill interventions and physical activity levels in […]

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Motor Skill Interventions versus Play-Based Lessons for Preschoolers

Motor Skill Interventions versus Play-Based Lessons for Preschoolers

Motor Skill Interventions versus Play-Based Lessons for Preschoolers Preschools provide many opportunities for play and motor skill development.  Recent research attempted to answer the question regarding the outcomes of motor skill interventions versus play-based lessons for preschoolers.  The study participants included 149 Hispanic pre-K children from low socioeconomic status.  All of the children were evaluated […]