Frequent gross motor breaks helped my child to write better!

by Julia
(Australia)

My son has weak muscles in his hands and tires easily during writing tasks.

So when he has to do a lot of writing homework, I send him outside every 10minutes or so, to climb UP the fireman's pole on our jungle gym!

Actually, any gross motor break (even doing jumping jacks) helps him to focus, and his handwriting is definitely better after the breaks!

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What a Good Idea!
by: OT Mom

Climbing UP a fireman's pole is a great gross motor activity, as it is a fantastic shoulder exercise for kids that they really enjoy.

And strengthening the shoulder girdle muscles will have a positive impact on his fine motor skills in the long run. See this article on shoulder exercises for kids for more information.

Well done Julia, this is a great tip!

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