Hi Head Starters. This week has all been about Gross Motor Skills, namely catching and throwing. This has meant for our Ready/Steady kids rolling balls, playing with balloons and knocking bottles over with balls on string. The slide has been a favorite in my classes as have catching bubbles on our noses.
Gross Motor skills use that larger muscle groups in the legs, arms and trunk. They are important for creating a strong and stable base from which to perform more precise fine motor skills. The motor skills of catching and throwing help develop strength in the upper body, stability in the core trunk muscles and hand-eye coordination.
Don't forget to sign up for our seminar next Thursday evening (23 Feb), 7.30pm on Foundational Skills.
I am looking forward to next week when we focus on visual discrimination. Have a nice weekend out in the parks and sunshine (hopefully). Jo