By Amy Kaiser, Consulting Educator
Locomotor skills - the basic ways to move - are the building blocks of coordination. Help your child practice these important locomotor skills: walking, galloping, jumping, hopping, side-sliding, leaping and skipping. He will progress in his coordination ability by starting with walking (the easiest) and advancing to skipping (the most difficult). Most are intense exercises, so allow rest time between skills. Children should build on these skills with practice and duration.
A few tips to help children learn each locomotor skill:
Take time to practice locomotor skills often during the week. The energy expended will increase your child's endurance and help develop coordination.
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