Kindergarten Readiness – Spring into Action

Speaking of spring….Kids always seem to have extra energy. Here’s a way to put it to good use and promote physical development and kindergarten readiness. Find a safe place for lots of moving. What are some different ways to move? Spring, jump, leap, walk, run, roll, crawl, hop, slither, dance, twirling, twisting, etc.

Big muscles are developing at this age and kids need lots of time and space to move in order to develop large (gross) muscle skills and coordination. To keep the leaping and springing to one area can be a bit tricky; running is especially hard. Outside may have more possibilities than in, depending on the weather. What are other ways to move?

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