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Early Childhood

Which apps and games can help with motor skill development?

Encouraging movement of any kind -- even silly, unstructured movement -- is a great way to help kids build motor skills. There are lots of movement games for preschoolers, which -- in addition to being lifesavers on rainy days -- are great for helping little kids develop both fine and gross motor skills.


Here are some to consider:


Dance games

These games break down large movements into small, manageable components that aid in spatial awareness, strength building, and rhythmic sense.


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Handwriting and drawing

When kids practice writing, they build fine motor control at the same time they learn how writing communicates ideas.


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Body awareness

Sensory integration and muscle memory come together when kids engage in mindful, full-body exercises.


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