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How does your child do with gross motor skills? Do you spend time focusing on it?

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  • My sister-in-law loves this activity center. It entertains my nephew while she can get caught up on her housework or cooking supper. He can sit there and bounce or turn around while playing with the attached toys. The fact that he is learning while playing is amazing. The toys help develop his gross motor skills through the jump and spin actions. While supporting cognitive development with the educational toys. Fine motor skills through the fun engagement with the toys.

    Gross motor skills involve the larger, stronger muscle groups. In early child development, it’s the development of these muscles that enable her to hold her head up, sit, crawl and eventually walk, run, jump and skip.

  • Gross motor skills involve the larger, stronger muscle groups. In early child development, it’s the development of these muscles that enable her to hold her head up, sit, crawl and eventually walk, run, jump and skip.

    Little kids need to spend a lot of time (hours every day!) on activities that target gross motor skills. For preschoolers, this kind of active play is important for and for . Learning to use the large muscles in their legs, arms, and trunk to run, jump, throw, catch, and kick is key to the healthy growth of their bodies and brains. But it's also fun!

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    What are gross motor skills? These skills include the way a person uses his arms, legs, or whole body to make movements. As your baby grows into a child, it’s the development of these muscles that will enable her to hold her head up, sit, crawl and eventually walk, run, jump and skip. If your neighbor’s nine month old is already walking and your nine-month-old baby is content to crawl, don’t become alarmed. Babies develop at their own pace, so use this only as a guideline of what to expect. Below in each age range, there are ideas to help promote typical motor development. There are also ‘red flags’ listed and parenting tips on what activities you can do.

Why are gross motor skills important?

There are a number of activities parents can have children do to help develop gross motor skills. Gross motor skills develop through practice and repetition, which is why a baby takes weeks to perfect the art of rolling, sitting or crawling, and a child can take a whole season to learn how to catch a ball while running.