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Large Motor Development

Published on September 17, 2019 under Winter

Running, jumping, climbing, skipping, hopping, throwing, and balancing come naturally to young children.

Kids need plenty of opportunities to practice. These large motor activities are an important part of your child’s day here. With daily large motor experiences, children practice fundamental movement skills that help them develop a good self-esteem and physical competence.

A Developmentally appropriate music movement curriculum facilitates basic movement skills and physical fitness, such as those named above. Children should get the chance to run, jump and use balance beams and throw and kick balls. As with all skills, motor skills must be practice to improve.

You might see us moving like snakes, cats, Bears, dinosaurs or frogs. Music gets us moving. We sometimes jump to release tension and we occasionally jump simply for the joy of it.

We want children to be physically fit because it’s important to their health. We also know they learn better when they are healthy and in good physical condition.


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