Movement in the News: Playing with kids can be a struggle
At the end of a stressful day, sometimes playtime can feel more like work. Plus, parents don't always have the same interest as their children. That's OK! A recent article...Read more
Movement of the Month: When Do Kids Learn How To Throw a Ball?
Many toddlers will attempt their first throw between 12 and 18 months and can typically throw a ball at least 3 feet in the air by age 2. Children may alternate...Read more
What Are Gross Motor Skills and Why Are They Important?
What are gross motor skills? Gross motor skills involve the movement and use of large muscles of the body (for ex: arms, legs, trunk, and torso) to enable such functions...Read more
Activity of the Month: Backyard Olympics
The Olympics have a special place in our hearts for so many reasons. Most importantly, they showcase the best athletes in the world and inspire a whole generation of kids...Read more
Movement in the News: Do Gross Motor Skills Impact School Readiness?
A recent study from Oregon State University found that preschool-aged children with strong gross motor skills are likely to have better social behavior, have an easier time paying attention, following...Read more
Movement of the Month: When Do Kids Learn How To Catch?
Like all Fundamental Movement Skills, every child develops at their own pace. Children are typically able to explore tracking a ball that is rolled towards them at around 18 months....Read more
Activity of the Month: Family Bowling
Rolling down a hill, or rolling like a bowling ball, helps children develop important motor skills like balance, coordination, spatial awareness, and core strength. Plus, it's fun! Set up your "pins" and...Read more