Olympic Games - Part Two!
On Monday we posted some activities to gear up for the Summer Olympic Games. Here is another event that you can do with your preschooler at home.
As we await the Summer Olympic Games, we can begin to introduce the sporting events to our preschooler.
All sporting events allow your preschooler to practice their gross motor skills. Gross motor skills are bigger locomotor movements such as rolling, kicking, hitting, and walking.
Preschool ages 3-5 should also begin to focus on balance, climbing, pedaling, steering, throwing and catching.
Preparing for the Summer Games is a fun way to introduce and practice gross motor skills. Watching the Summer Games will be a fun culminating activity to make connections to real life.
These activities will also allow your preschooler to use their imagination and explore creativity.
You can make parallel bars with your preschooler at home. This will help your preschooler practice balance and coordination. Allow them to explore the bars both on their own, along with you demonstrating how to hold body weight.
These parallel bars are made from PVC piping.
Please note: You can buy PVC at the hardware store and connect the pieces with PVC glue. Be careful not to include your child when creating of the parallel bars. Do this step yourself with a mask. The PVC glue and piping can be toxic before getting put together.