Gross Motor Skills, Sensory Systems, Playing

Find ways to put rhythm, sight, and coordination into games.

Some children struggle with gross motor skills and oftentimes hold their breath to help steady their trunk.

This switches off their inner and outer core muscles and cause for them to lose their balance.

When your child is playing, encourage them to talk or sing while moving. To grasp gross motor skills, it involves both the sensory systems and motor system.

Think about how you can include rhythm, visual sight and coordination into games.

One example would be standing on top of a mattress, singing and catching an item to a beat, which involves the use of many senses.

Playgrounds brings the ability to move your body in a space environment.

Playground equipment such as swings, tunnels, slides, and ladders stimulates both the visual and vestibular systems; which is the inner’s ear center-balance.

Gross motor skills are largely dependent on the sensory systems.

The next time you and your child visit the playground, engage the sensory systems. Practice this before moving on to a new skill-set.

Try to repeat the activities regularly in a positive, fun, and light way.