How to teach son to skip?
My 6 year old son has a gross motor skills delay.
The resource room teacher working with him has been trying to teach him to skip for about a month now. He leaves her room at the end of the day and I get a chance to see his attempts as he tries to skip back to his class. The other little fellows seem to be doing all right but my son is holding the teacher's hand and seems quite leaden.
Even though he loves to run in games he always has that "heavy" look and any skipping/jumping/footwork activities are a problem. Needless to say this makes his joining in ball sports impossible.
Are there any step-by-step suggestions you could make to help him with at least this skill?
Also, OT Mom, thanks so much for your website, especially the photos for some reason make the exercises easy to understand. Would your gross motor skills e-book be the best to address his needs? Thanks again for any help.
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