Gross motor play ideas for pre-school children

The World Health Organization recommends that children between the ages of 1 and 5 have at least 180 minutes of physical activity a day. But luckily for parents this doesn’t mean a solid three hours of physical activity in one go! Instead, young children should have a total of at least three hours of physicalContinue reading “Gross motor play ideas for pre-school children”

What are the essential motor skills for handwriting success?

Gross motor – postural control and shoulder stability Before a child can hold their pencil effectively, they need adequate postural control.  Postural control is our ability to keep our bodies stable when we are stationary and when we move.  It is essential for us to be able to use our arms, hands and fingers withContinue reading “What are the essential motor skills for handwriting success?”