Why not put your gross motor skills to the test by climbing. This is a wonderful activity that demonstrates just how confident the children are.
Climbing a small log pile or a Rhododendron bush can be challenging and allows the children to practice their gross motor skills and to manage and assess risk. This is an important life skill to learn from a young age. Children learn to understand when they are doing something that is too dangerous while discovering their limits when overcoming challenges.
Through climbing, children also develop fine motor skills including dexterity, grip and grasp. Climbing also allows children to build their physical strength leading to a healthier and active lifestyle.
When approaching new climbing challenges, young children will develop critical thinking skills discovering different routes to climb and traverse.
Go Climb a Tree!