Poor Gross Motor Skills - FAQ

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Having poor gross motor skills can affect so many areas of a child's learning and life, as I have explained elsewhere on my site.

Taking part in games and sports days, being able to sit still in the classroom, having the endurance to go for a family hike... these areas and so many more are affected by poor gross motor skills, and it is hard for a parent to watch a child struggle.

On this page you will find some issues and questions that parents have raised, and hopefully you will find some of the answers and comments to be helpful.

Parents Share:

Click on the links to read questions, advice, experiences and feedback from other readers...

My Child Struggles To Ride A Bike 
It is amazing what we take for granted. I have 5 children and when my fifth child couldn't manage to pedal a bike, it was heart breaking. When she is …

Help! Balance issues! 
Hi moms, thanks in advance for your support. My 7 year-old is unable to balance herself on a bike (without training wheels) or ride a scooter. She …

Throwing and catching a ball
helped this girl!
I know someone who was very clumsy in her childhood. She had very poor gross motor skills. She broke plates. She was afraid to ride a bicycle. And …

Low muscle tone: Chopping wood, mountain bikes and swimming 
Strange combination, I know, but that is what helped my son with his low muscle tone. During the ages of 8 and 13 months my son had 5 operations on …

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If your child has poor gross motor skills and you are looking for activities, then pop over and view a wide range of easy, practical, photographed gross motor activities that I feature on my site.

You can also check out gross motor activities you can do in the classroom, or during homework time.

Or try my OT Mom Gross Motor e-books to get all my gross motor activities in an accessible, downloadable format.

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