It has been a few weeks since we last brought you a fun-filled post of ideas to promote gross motor development from our blogging friends around the web. Last Monday, we posted a fantastic brain-boosting, active learning idea from Chanda at Pink Oatmeal as part of our Brain Boosters: Active Learning Games for Kids.
Today, we have two awesome ideas that were shared on our Facebook Page last week as part of Movement Monday. Looking for other activities to work on gross motor skills like jumping jacks, stair climbing, jump roping and more? Just head over to our Gross Motor Activities for Kids Index Page!
MY BORED TODDLER || This activity is a great way to encourage core strengthening through play in young children. Not only that, but it also offers a good dose of bilateral coordination and sensory input in the form of proprioception and auditory feedback! Grab a rolling pin, some paint and a couple sheets of bubble wrap and give Bubble Wrap Painting a whirl!
BRAIN POWER BOY || I love this post! Not only because it’s another great example of active learning, but because I have THAT BOY — the one who won’t sit still to save his life, the one who cares more about riding his bike and making mud pies than learning letters (we do need some balance, you know?). Sheila has some great ideas for using everyday play to learn sight words!
Those were our favorites from this week! Don’t forget to head over to Facebook and share your ideas for gross motor play with us! You may be featured here next week. Until then, HAPPY MONDAY!
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