Gross Motor Needs of Children

Gross Motor Needs of Children

Children are constantly learning through their body. In order to internalize skills, children need to first learn how to control their body. The best way to do that is to run, jump, climb, throw etc.


Through these gross motor activities, children learn how to control their muscles, build their coordination, and develop the confidence of being able to control their own body! All of these skills are essential for their future learning. Because they are able to control their own body, they are able to sit on a chair to read, pick up a pencil to write, and hold their whole body together to concentrate!


Dr. Montessori embedded gross motor movements into the environment. For example, we teach children to bring their work to a table, do the lesson, and then push in their chair to make the space ready for the next person.


When a child choose to work on big materials such as pink cubes, brown stairs, red rods, or number rods, it requires them to carry the material to a mat and carry them back when finished. These materials have 10 pieces so that children are actually walking back and forth 20 times! Body control also has an impact on emotional control and impulse control as well.




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