Get a Move On – Movements Add Up!

child-playing-with-autumn-leavesIn the last few weeks, we’ve talked about various motor skills your child should have by the time they are off to kindergarten.  You can keep an eye on your child’s development and be a great role model too. It’s important to remember that even in limited space, you can still encourage your child to move and play. See if your child’s movements are adding up!

Traveling Actions:

  • Walk
  • Run
  • Hop
  • Jump
  • Gallop
  • Skip
  • Side-slide

Stabilizing Actions:

  • Push/Pull
  • Bend/Stretch
  • Twist
  • Turn
  • Sink/Rise
  • Small/Big
  • Wide/Thin

Manipulating Actions

  • Rolling
  • Throwing
  • Catching
  • Dribbling
  • Kicking
  • Striking

As always, if you have any concerns about your child’s motor skills, talk to your pediatrician.

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This is part of the Get a Move On series – keeping your child healthy through activity and movement.

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