gross motor skills

Daily movement programme has positive impact on children’s learning
Daily movement programme has positive impact on children’s learning (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Following a daily movement programme can improve children’s physical development levels and has the potential to boost their chances in the classroom, researchers from Loughborough University have found. Academics from the University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences have been ... Read More »

Active video games could improve kids’ development
Active video games could improve kids’ development (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Video games might not be as bad for kids as we think, with new research showing interactive games like the Nintendo Wii can help non-typically developing children improve critical motor skills. The research paper, published in the Journal of Science ... Read More »

Crawlers’ Beach a learning experience for toddlers and infants
Crawlers’ Beach a learning experience for toddlers and infants (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Academic research delivers enriching experiences for children in Early Start Discovery Space’s newest attraction The University of Wollongong Early Start Discovery Space’s newest attraction, Crawlers’ Beach, is already proving a hit with newborns to two year olds and their carers, a ... Read More »

Twelve educational ways to play with your toddler using a scarf
Twelve educational ways to play with your toddler using a scarf (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Playing with scarves is a fun and educational activity for toddlers and babies to develop motor skills, maths skills and persistence Read More »

Salt Dough Gifts and Ornaments
Salt Dough Gifts and Ornaments (9 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Age 2-10 years Duration of activity Making the dough takes about five minutes. You can spend a few minutes or a couple of hours making and adorning decorations with your child. The decorations will need to be baked in the ... Read More »

Hot potato
Hot potato (7 votes, average: 4.29 out of 5)

Hot potato is an old favourite with kids and a fun game for kids’ parties. Playing this game will also help children develop their motor skills and social abilities. Age 4 – 10 years Duration of activity About 10 minutes. ... Read More »

Easter egg hunt alternatives
Easter egg hunt alternatives (8 votes, average: 4.25 out of 5)

Age 2-12 Duration of activity Depending on age and which activities you chose, alternative Easter hunts can last for anything from a few minutes to a few hours. Materials/equipment The materials and equipment you’ll need for alternative Easter hunts depends ... Read More »

Hand washing game: hot potato with soap
Hand washing game: hot potato with soap (3 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Hot potato is an old favourite with kids. Use a bar of soap as the hot potato and it’s a fun way to teach kids about hand washing. They’ll also improve their motor skills and develop socially from playing this ... Read More »

Fruit and vegetable flashcard games
Fruit and vegetable flashcard games (9 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Age 0-5 years. Different activities are more appropriate for different ages. For example babies may enjoy simply looking and pointing at the cards, while toddlers and pre-schoolers will enjoy developing their skills playing the memory and sorting games. Duration of ... Read More »

GP Q/A – Baby flat feet
GP Q/A – Baby flat feet (6 votes, average: 4.33 out of 5)

Reader question: Hello, Dr Joe, We were doing footprints at playgroup and I noticed my 2 year old was the only one with a completely flat-footed footprint. Is this something I need to take her to see a doctor about? GP ... Read More »

 
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