Active play doesn't just build motor skills; it teaches coordination and grace and sets the stage for a lifetime of physical activity.
Muscular endurance is the muscle's ability to continue contracting for an extended time. In other words, it's about stamina. With enough stamina, a person can repeat movements, hold positions, or carry objects without tiring.
Additionally, running and jumping aren't as simple as they look! It takes coordination, strength and, most of all, courage.
This activity combines all the above factors to build stamina and coordination in your child while he enjoys pretending to be an animal!
Pick up a ball with knees and jump like a kangaroo
Suggestion: You can incorporate other animals like bunny rabbit or a frog or even popcorn popping (alternating between heel raises and knee bends)!
Changing the size of the ball will force your child to use a variety of positions and also greater degree of strength
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.