Gross motor skills are important to enable children to perform every day functions, such as walking, running, skipping, as well as playground skills (e.g. climbing) and sporting skills (e.g. catching, throwing and hitting a ball with a bat). These are crucial for everyday self care skills like dressing (where you need to be able to stand on one leg to put your leg into a pant leg without falling over).
On Monday, 19th November 2018 Toddlers had another activity of hitting an object. This time the teachers provided some plastic balls with some bats. At first the teachers showed the students how to hit the ball one by one. Then the teachers let the students tried to hit the balls by themselves. The teachers were so glad to see them enjoyed the activity, let’s have it again next time.