GROSS MOTOR COORDINATION & ENDURANCE SKILLS?
GROSS MOTOR SKILLS: Refer to the use of large muscles groups for the performance of functions such as walking, running, jumping, navigating the school, using stairs, and playing sports.
SENSORY MOTOR SKILLS?
SENSORY PROCESSING: Refers to the way a person's system receives sensory messages and turns them into responses. These senses include sight (vision), sound (auditory), touch (tactile), taste gustatory, body position (proprioception) and movement (vestibular). Most people receive and organize these messages effortlessly into adaptive physiological and behavioral responses.
FINE MOTOR COORDINATION & VISUAL MOTOR INTEGRATION SKILLS
FINE MOTOR SKILLS: Involve the use of precise and coordination movements of the fingers and hands.
VISUAL MOTOR INTEGRATION: Is the coordination of hand movements based upon the perception of visual information. It is the execution of hand movements guided by what the child is seeing.
Instructions: Complete one activity a day with your child in each category (gross motor, fine motor, etc). Please feel free to skip the activity if you don't have the items at home or would like to repeat a different activity. Cross off each activity completed or highlight your favorites. Most importantly: HAVE FUN!!
Tall kneel and throw socks into a basket
Work on cutting/tearing different textures (paper, index card, newspaper, thin cardboard, construction paper)
Eat something crunchy
Scrunch paper into small pieces and glue onto paper
Card games in which children have to track playing cards (exercises working memory, mental flexibility and planning. Examples: Uno, Go Fish, Crazy 8)
Move like a bear (walk on all fours) to the kitchen table
Use salad tongs/chip clip to pick up pom poms/cotton balls
Jump into a large pile of pillows/cushions
Copy designs or overlapping shapes
Complete a 3-4 step obstacle course (run, walk on a line, spin, crash into pillows, crawl,etc)
Jump like a frog (squat down and hop) from one room to another
Stack cheerios on a toothpick.
Make kinetic sand (https://www.growingajeweledrose.com/2015/01/hom emade-kinetic-sand.html)
Spin in circles in each direction (10 setsx2)
Make a to-do checklist for today's activities
Peel fruit/vegetables (bananas, oranges, remove corn husks, etc)
Guess that Texture. Put 20 objects in a box and feel.
Complete a puzzle/pegboard
Play Simon Says (developing body awareness and motor development, following/giving directions: touch toes, rub your tummy,etc)
Run to the nearest door and back
Use a spray bottle to water plants/grass
Walk barefoot on the grass
Throw a ball/rolled up socks at a target
Help set up the dinner table