Tag Archives: gross motor skills

Wacky Races

Today in the garden we had the bikes and scooters out to help the children develop their gross motor skills. After playing for a while a child shouts out “Let’s race!” this led to the children having lots of fun taking part in a number of races. Requiring the children to use their turn taking skills and use a sand timer as a visual aid.  We also learned about spatial awareness and tried our best not to bump into our friends as we raced. When we were getting ready to race everyone helped say “ready, steady, GO!”

 

“I outside on a bike”
“I winning the race, pedal really fast”
“Racing friends. I went fast. I lose” (this was said with a smiling face)
“I’m on the bike, I went fast with my legs!”

Climb, Climb, Climb !!!!!!!

We have an exciting new addition in our outdoor area this week and the children have been developing their gross motor skills on the climbing wall.  Climbing is an excellent support which brings many amazing benefits to children and among these benefits are increasing  strength and flexibility in children’s development. It also builds confidence and self esteem while improving hand, feet and eye coordination . Climbing is great to develop communication and listening skills as well as relieving stress. 

“i can see birds and cars”

” i do not need help to come down”