Gross Motor Activities
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·Lots of gross motor activities that are fun, motivating and work on important developmental skills!
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Fall Gross Motor Dice Brain Break Free Printable
Does your child love to wiggle? Work out the toddler, preschooler, or kindergartener wiggles with this free printable fall theme gross motor game! These gross motor dice are great as a brain break or indoor gross motor activity. Click through to get your gross motor cube inserts and printable dice today!
Indoor gross motor activities for preschool and kindergarten - The Measured Mom
It's hard to know what to do with active kids on a rainy day! Thankfully, this post has a huge variety of indoor gross motor activities for preschool and kindergarten. No more crazies! #grossmotor #preschool #kindergarten #rainyday #largemotor
Peanut Balls | Core Strengthening | OT Activities for Kids
Peanut Balls!!! I must say, these are quite intriguing to kids the first time they see them but oh so much fun! Sit and straddle the ball, the reach on either side. This works on core strength! Lay on your tummy (prone) while weight-bearing on the hands to complete a puzzle. This works on back, neck, shoulder and wrist strength! And my all time favorite....Roll the ball over a child's body with enough even pressure. This provides a calming, grounding sensation! HAVE FUN WITH THE PEANUT!
Strategies to Support Motor Skills in the Classroom
When children are able to maintain an upright posture, participate in physical activities and demonstrate eye-hand coordination skills, it is beneficial for functional learning in school. Sometimes teachers can find it difficult to make time for gross motor skills throughout the day. Here are 5 strategies to support gross motor skills in the classroom.
8 Print and Go Ideas for Indoor Recess - Your Therapy Source
Here are a few freebies that work great for indoor recess when you need something in a hurry. They would make a fun back to school gift for teachers – print them off, toss them in a file folder and teachers have some “go to” activities for when the weather takes a turn for the […]
Gross Motor Game Boards
Gross Motor Board Games digital download includes 12 no-prep games to print and play to encourage gross motor skill development throughout the year. Are your students tired of routine gross motor practice? Add these FUN games to your toolkit to keep children active and engaged while improving their skills at the same time! This packet was created by Regina Parsons-Allen, a pediatric certified Occupational Therapy Assistant.
Gross Motor Skills and the Development of Play in Children - Your Therapy Source
The Functional Skills for Kids is a 12-month long series written by occupational and physical therapy bloggers on the development of 12 functional skills for children. This month the topic is play! Each month throughout 2016, we will discuss the development of one functional skill in children addressing the many components of that skill. The […]