Active, Coordinated Movement, Safety and Personal Care
Help Your Child's Motor Skills Grow, Safely
Kinesthetic sense is the understanding of where your body is in space, and it lets you feel your movements and keep your balance. This sensation lets your child do a whole bunch of new Active, Coordinated Movement activities, such as being able to run easily, change directions, stop short, or carry something at the same time. He can also now dance freely and creatively, walk on a line, dress himself, and play hopscotch. At this age, try playing games like "Simon Says" to encourage him to try all kinds of body motions. You can also teach him to use props in play, such as scarves or hula hoops, to help him develop his spatial awareness.
Has your child achieved the following Active, Coordinated Movement and Safety and Personal Care developmental milestones yet? If yes, check off all the skill(s) he has already mastered to date!