Active, Coordinated Movement
Am I a Kid or a Monkey? Encouraging Your Child's Gross Motor Skills
As a four-to-five year old, your child is capable of a great number of gross motor skills. He can now climb up and down stairs like an adult, alternating feet and holding on to the rail (or not!). It's likely he has also been working on climbing other things. You'll especially see this at the playground, as he rushes up the ladder to the slide or climbs to the top of the jungle gym. At this age, he may have also learned how to pump while on a swing, though he may still need you to give him a starting push. Climbing and swinging require a lot of balance, strength, and coordination, but your child has been building these skills since he learned to crawl!
Has your child achieved the following Active, Coordinated Movement developmental milestones yet? If yes, check off all of the skill(s) he has already mastered to date.