A child’s way of learning is in the form of play. It may look different with every child, but all children encounter the opportunity for motor and sensory development! Kids are often activating a bundle of skills just by using their sense of space and body to explore, move, and play with objects. (Video Link: https://youtu.be/jaS3ch1UuCo)
Here are some simple activities to try, using regular items around the home that will support these skills while improving attention and problem-solving abilities!
- Enhance motor skills by incorporating the manipulation of objects! This can look as simple as pushing/pulling or lifting an item. Learn ways to improve their control using motor development: www.verywellfamily.com/manipulative-skills-1256926
- Hugging, climbing, pushing, and lifting can help calm, stimulate, and improve focus. Check out how these heavy work activities for motor and sensory skills help with self-regulation as well! www.yourkidstable.com/heavy-work-activities/
- Check out this list of 50 indoor and outdoor activities to enhance gross motor skills using household items like pillows & blankets, shoelaces, laundry baskets, and more: www.yourtherapysource.com/blog1/2020/03/23/gross-motor-skills-and-activities
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