Developing your child’s skills is crucial to their development. Keep reading to find our 5 kids holiday activities to try that will definitely help your child to develop their motor skills this summer.
What Are Motor Skills?
Motor skills are used to describe specific movements in the body. They are usually split into fine and gross motor skills. Fine motor skills include things like reading, writing, and things like doing puzzles. Gross motor skills are bigger movements like crawling, standing, running and jumping. Children develop these skills early in their lives, so it’s important to make sure they are developing both kinds of motor skills.
Activities To Try
There are many activities you can try to help develop your child’s skills, these are our top picks to keep your summer holidays fun and interesting!
Baking is always a fun activity, and it will help your child to hone in on both gross motor skills and fine motor skills.
This is a great activity for you and your children, not to mention the sweet treats you can indulge in afterwards!
Gardening & Planting
Gardening and planting are both great ways to develop fine and gross motor skills in your child. While some elements require lifting and digging, other elements require a gentler approach.
This is a perfect activity to get some parent child bonding time out in the sun this summer!
This might seem like a basic activity, but if you’re looking to help your child develop their gross motor skills, then this is a brilliant summer activity to try.
You can start with larger balls, like footballs or beach balls, and work your way down to smaller ones like tennis balls to help hone in on your child’s skills.
Slime is a fun and interesting sensory activity for your child’s fine motor skills. It encourages them to squeeze and stretch, while also getting used to new textures. This is a good thing to try out as it is a little different from typical child activities.
Using chalk to draw on the driveway or pavement is a great idea, as it will simply be rubbed or washed off over time. It’s a great way to help with colour recognition and let your child get creative out in the sun.
Little Acorns Day Nursery
Here at Little Acorns, we want your child to develop at their own pace and we want to give them a safe place to do so. Our nursery caters for 160 children across two sites, with a highly trained and dedicated team.
For any further enquiries, feel free to get in touch with us to find out more about our day care!