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Children are often required to concentrate, to remain seated for several minutes at a time, and follow instructions throughout the course of a day. It is very important to plan certain periods where they can be active.
You can get children moving either through organized group activities, the material you provide, or outdoor play. When a daycare is large enough, an area can be set up specifically for the development of motor skills. In this area, children may discover and use as they wish various materials such as hoola hoops, balls, stilts, rhythmic ribbons...
Sometimes, gross motor skills are neglected. A daycare worker suggested the creation of an exercise routine which I thought was a wonderful idea! Here are games which will enable you to create a series of illustrated movements which can be repeated each day. Select a time of day which will be most beneficial for children in helping them balance their energy levels.
To help you determine the activities your exercise routine may include, I have prepared a list of various gross motor skill activities.
I am sure the activity ideas above will help you find others and maybe even create your own little activity book for gross motor skills which corresponds to the needs of your group. Keep it handy and refer to it when the energy level rises. There is nothing like a little physical activity!
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