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Moving the body and using large muscle groups are crucial to a young child’s learning process. It’s important that young children move, run, jump, play, and get plenty of exercise every day in order to develop their large motor skills. And not only is this important for preventing obesity, but physical development is also closely linked with children’s language, social, and emotional development.
As a parent or caregiver, it’s important to be familiar with child development to help your child reach his or her fullest potential. Check out the table at the end of this article for large-movement milestones to watch for at every stage, and use these fun ideas below to support your child's physical development:
Then join us for thread’s 12th annual Book Party in the Park from 4 – 7 pm on Thursday, August 9, 2018, at 3350 Commercial Drive in Anchorage. We’ll have lots of opportunities for big body movement and play, such as live music and dancing, hula hoops, a bean bag toss game, and lots of cardboard boxes for stacking, building, or crawling through!
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