As parents, many times we don't pause to think about how important physical development and physical fitness is for our children. We normally think that they'll eventually get there...at their own pace. They'll eventually sit up, crawl, walk, run, and so on. Sometimes though, our children need a little bit of support from us. We should think that gross motor skills are just as important as fine motor skills or learning language skills. We need to keep in mind that poor physical fitness habits in childhood can easily be transferred to adulthood. We need to motivate our children to be active, not just to motivate them to grow up to be active adults but also to avoid health hazards such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes, among others.
Tip #10 Gross Motor Skills