How to help children develop gross motor skills?


What are Gross motor skills?

Gross motor skills refer to the ability to control large muscles in the body, such as those used for walking, running, and throwing.

Encourage play

Children can develop gross motor skills through play activities that involve movement and physical activity.

Provide a safe environment

Make sure the environment is safe for children to move around in, with plenty of space and appropriate equipment.

Encourage physical activity

Encourage children to be physically active on a regular basis. This can include activities such as sports, dancing, or going for a walk.

Provide opportunities to practice

Providing them with toys and equipment that encourage movement, or by setting up an obstacle course.

Encourage participation in group activities

Children can develop gross motor skills through participation in group activities, such as team sports or dance classes.