Gross motor skills are important for every day tasks such as walking, running, playing, and more. When kids get older gross motor skills are what will help them play sports, do chores, and even just move around. Building and strengthening gross motor skills does not have to be work, though. Especially with these Top 10 Toys That Promote Gross Motor Skills For 1 Year Olds, kids will think they are simply playing. These are my favorite toys for encouraging muscle strengthening, core building and of course having fun.
Inflatable Bouncing Horse
How much fun will your little one have bouncing around on this Inflatable Bouncing Horse? The bouncing motion helps strengthen their leg, stomach and even arm muscles.
Play Wall Climb and Slide
The Play Wall Climb and Slide is perfect for indoor or out. Kids can climb, slide, jump and even fall without getting hurt. They will think they’re just having fun when in reality they are strengthening muscles in their whole body.
Shape Sorter Wooden Round Cage
This shape sorter is sturdy and classically colorful. It can be rolled around like a wheel, but stops just in time to allow kids to have fun putting the shapes in. This is excellent for little ones who are strengthening core to help them learn to walk.
Indoor and Outdoor Child Tunnel Toy
This was one of my favorites as a child, or at least something similar. Kids can crawl and roll through the 4 Way Tunnel, which provides important muscle strengthening for the entire body.
Ride On Baby Walker
This is fun for little ones because it’s a walk or a ride toy. They can move faster than with straight crawling, but it is providing essential muscle training for when they start walking. Plus look at the buttons they can push!
4 Piece Baby Band
This might make some noise, but your child will love making music and jamming with these Band Instruments which are perfect for little ones. They can be shaken, beat against the floor, and more. Kids will think its fun, which it is, but they are building solid hand gripping strength and arm muscles.
Wooden Toddler Dog Pull Toy
If your little one can walk, this is a fun dog pull toy they can drag behind them. Even if you are still in the crawling stage, children can learn multi tasking skills while maneuvering around and pulling something adorable behind them.
Foam Ball Pit
Perfect for toddlers and due to it’s small size, this foam ball pit it a great choice for small spaces. It comes with 200 balls kids can use for play in ball pit, bath or just about anywhere!
What can we say except: Keep rockin’! Your toddler will spend loads of time rocking because it’s fun! This rocking horse is lightweight and poses no threat even if it flips over. It’s low so even the youngest can climb up without any troubles.
Learning walker helps babies and toddlers gain the confidence to learn to walk. The front, which is detachable, has a lot of musical keys and buttons that make different sounds. A wonderful sensory toy with all the sounds and music coming out!