|Adapted from the American Academy of Pediatrics|
OT Mom has some great ideas for improving gross motor skills and coordination skills at home!
Exercises: these activities help to develop strength and stability in the shoulders and upper body through weight bearing postures on the hands. In turn, this provides a good base from which fine motor movements can occur. Click on the word "exercises" for a list including pictures!
Animal Walks: imitating various animals promotes exercise, develops strength and stability, and encourages imagination! Here are a few suggestions:
Can you think of any other animal walks?