First off, what are locomotor skills? Locomotor skills are the skills that we use to get from one place to another. They include walking, running, hopping, jumping, skipping, galloping, tip toeing, leaping, and sliding. It is very important for children to practice these for various reasons. I have done a lot of research on this… Continue reading Locomotor Skills Activities for Preschool
My Smiley Man is a pretty great walker, but it has been a long road to get there. Read my posts about him not quite walking and just barely walking. Gross motor development is very important to development in general. I have used a variety of toys to help him in his gross motor journey.… Continue reading Toys that Help with Gross Motor Development
How do I practice gross motor skills with my walking toddler? Once my toddler is walking, what do I work on next? Just a quick, happy note to say, Smiley Man is officially walking!! In case you missed it, I talked about his Gross Motor Delay a few weeks ago and wrote about some games… Continue reading My Baby Can Walk, Now What?
How do you encourage walking with a child that has a gross motor delay? What are some games that encourage walking? I’m sitting at church and Smiley Man needs a diaper change. It’s a familiar scene when you have a one year old. ;) I grab a diaper and wipes out of my purse and… Continue reading How Old is He? Encouraging a Child with a Gross Motor Delay