Developing gross motor skills requires lots of movement, which is why play is so vital to a child's development. Gross motor weaknesses can affect a child's ability to move easily, to participate in physical games with other children, to sit straight in a classroom or write on a chalkboard. Children who are struggling with gross motor skills will often find fine motor skills challenging as well. Improving gross motor skills from bi-lateral and hand eye coordination to spatial orientation and midline crossing can greatly improve a child's health, learning, and confidence.
Toys that help develop gross motor skills include: