Gross motor skill activities are critical for every child. Gross motor activities are what help build muscles and help encourage muscle movement skills. These are important for many skills throughout life and they all start when children are young. These are our Top 10 Toys That Promote Gross Motor Skills For 4 Year Olds.
Active Play Monkey Balance Board
Balance is an important skill to master, but it is not uncommon for children to have a hard time mastering it. This Monkey Balance Board can help kids practice using their whole body to balance in a super fun way.
Nuts and Bolts Set
Using hands and fingers to manipulate objects is an important skill for children. This Nuts and Bolts set is a fun way that children can strengthen their hand and finger muscles as well as movement capabilities. This is a fantastic set because it is compact and can be taken on the go.
Gonge Riverstones is an activity that can be done inside or out. These pretend stones can help children with long range stepping as well as balance. The variety of colors helps to increase the fun in the activity as well. You can try the stones on different surfaces as well including carpet, hardwood, grass or sand.
Therapy Ball Activities Fun Deck
Do you have a therapy ball at home? Being such a fantastic tool they can be so helpful for children. This deck of cards shares fun activities for kids to do on or with the therapy ball. This can extend the life of the excitement of a therapy ball, while helping children with gross motor skills.
Foam Pogo Jumper
Jumping is an activity that uses many muscles throughout the body, not just legs and feet. The Pogo Jumper can encourage jumping even more. The handle can give support to those children that have a hard time jumping.
Inflatable Bouncing Black Horse
Bouncing on the Inflatable Bouncing Black Horse can help children increase core muscle function as well as strengthen leg muscles. This is a fun way to strengthen muscles while encouraging children to have fun, both inside or outside.
Playing with blocks is a great activity for kids that can be done sitting or standing up. Not only does it increase creativity but uses hands, arms, and core muscles to build. These corrugated blocks stack well together and children will love the fun colors.
How fun does this look? Kids can roll inside the Rainbow Barrel or push it around. The fun colors give great energy for kids and the size while abilities of the barrel lead to hours of fun for kids!
Yoga is an excellent activity for all kids. Yoga can help strengthen full body muscles but also has a calming affect, which is especially helpful for most 4 year olds. These cards help add a fun aspect to doing Yoga by adding in the Gorilla and fun moves for kids.
Educational Insights Magic Movements
The Educational Insights Magic Movement Microphone is a super fun way to help kids get excess energy out. With vocal prompts, kids can follow along with fun movements and actions. There is also a music setting that allows kids to have free play.