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Day 56: Developing Specific Motor Skills

Here is another learning activity adapted from our “Home Preschool Curriculum” developed by Fran Wisniewski and Diane Flynn Keith for

Remember, only do these learning activities if they are enjoyable for you and your child. Do not treat this as a “must do” lesson. It’s simply a fun activity that provides an opportunity to learn, while building “readiness skills” for the school or homeschool environment.

~ Developing Specific Motor Skills ~


  • Take your child to the playground so he/she can run around.
  • Play tag or hide and go seek with your child.
  • Play the game “Red Light, Green Light, 1, 2, 3”. Here are the rules.
  • Play soccer or kick a ball with your child.
  • Try this Learn to Run program designed for children of all ages to do with parental supervision and participation. Parents will need to adjust this program depending on a young child’s level of coordination and ability. All you need to get started is a stopwatch and a little energy.

Walk A Straight Line

  • Put a line of masking tape on the floor and have your child walk along it.
  • Show your child how to balance on a curb or a log. (Parent supervision required.)
  • Go to the park or the gym and walk along the balancing rod or beam.
  • Build your own balance beam in the backyard. suggests “covering a 4 X 4 with scrap carpeting. Be sure the carpeting is nap side down to provide cushioning and traction. If you use recycled carpet or lumber it should be free of contaminants or hazards like splinters, nails or sharp edges.”

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