Playing physical games gives children opportunities to develop confidence in managing movement challenges such as balancing, climbing, crawling, bending or stretching. Children explore new ways to move, and learn how to control these movements safely in various spaces around them, as they join in physical games.
Children develop their large movement skills, control, coordination and strength as they explore physical play. This helps children to become confident in their movement skills, and to develop hand‐eye and foot‐eye coordination.
It’s time to turn your backyard into an airport and take off! Its a great way to get fresh air and exercise gross motor skills
Have your child and a friend pretend to be airplanes with their arms outstretched. You can make a runway with paper plate markers
When it’s time to land, they must slow down and bend over
Disclaimer: This presents an overview of child development. It is important to keep in mind that the time frames presented are averages and some children may achieve various developmental milestones earlier or later than the average but still be within the normal range of development. This information is presented to help parents understand, at a high level, what to expect from their child. Any questions/concerns you may have about your child’s development should be shared with your doctor.