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How to Encourage Motor Skills Development in Children

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Mar 01, 2017 @ 08:30 AM

When people think about what’s important to develop in children before they start school, they often think about children learning to count and the alphabet, and other academic-related pursuits. Those are very important skills—but much of early learning takes place through the development of the child’s body, called their motor skills. There are two main types of motor development: gross and fine—and both are crucial.

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Topics: child development, gross motor activities

Indoor Gross Motor Activities for a Winter Day

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Feb 11, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

By the time February hits, preschoolers are usually feeling pretty cooped up and are eager to get outside and run around. But, if Punxsutawney Phil is to be believed, there are six more weeks of winter – and, during the worst of winter’s weather, it’s important to have indoor activities to keep your preschoolers busy.

To help, we found five websites with suggestions on gross motor activities that are appropriate for your preschooler.

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Topics: child activities, preschooler, gross motor activities

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