Physical Therapist

Spring!


Spring is finally here, and with that comes nicer weather.  Now is a great time to get your child back outside to play!


Here are some fun spring gross motor ideas that require very little equipment: 

  • Rainbow Scavenger Hunt: Great color identification game that incorporates gross motor as well!
  • Hopscotch:  Draw on sidewalk/driveway with chalk and practice jumping and hopping.  If your child isn’t ready to hop on one foot just have them jump their feet together on the single spaces.
  • Hula Hoops:  These are relatively inexpensive, and there are many things you can do with the besides their traditional use
  • Sidewalk Chalk: This has many uses beyond just drawing pictures.  Use the link to find some great things to do with chalk.
  • Go to the playground and let your child explore and climb the various pieces of equipment.  This is a great strengthening activity!



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Happy Spring!

~ Jamie Fugowski, DPT


Disclaimer:  This website is not a place for therapeutic recommendations or interventions.  The ideas presented here are informational and intended to be used only for play with close adult supervision and should  not be used for diagnostic or training purposes. If you are concerned about you or a family member starting an exercise program please see your medical provider.


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