Monday, April 6, 2009

Early Childhood Education-"Gross Motor Activities in childcare"

Gross motor skills include:

  • balance – the ability to maintain equilibrium
  • body awareness – for improved posture and control
  • crossing of the mid-line
  • laterality – awareness of the left and right sides of the body
  • major muscle co-ordination
  • spatial orientation – awareness of the body position in space and in relation to other objects or people
Several activities include: jumping, hoping, running, balancing, hop-scotch, etc

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