Ideas on how to have some fun with your kids today:
- Build an obstacle course in your backyard with things you already have like sticks or logs, cones, large rocks, small toys, small buckets, small boxes or any other small object item you think your child can jump over.
Talk about whether they are jumping low or high depending on the objects height.
If you don’t have time to include the above make a point to jump up the curb or over a rock on a path as you are making your way through your day with your children.
Children develop and foster fundamental gross and fine motor skills during play. Movement is essential to a young person’s life, especially in developing necessary skills to function throughout life.
Through movement children become aware of their physical space. This helps with understanding how their bodies function in space. Through practice, children develop greater control of their gross-motor manipulative skills, such as throwing, catching, bouncing, and kicking which leads to development of fine-motor skills.
So get out there and jump over something!