Gross motor is always something fun to explore with kids. There are a lot of terms that get used with gross motor. Plus kids like things that are always fun and don’t think of as work! Soon winter will be on us and it will be harder to get outside and play. I often work on things we can do inside to keep my girls moving.
I was recently at the library looking through the books. The librarian came up and showed me a book she thought I would be interested in. It was called Move Your Body!: My Exercise Tips. This is a great book to help you explore terms of gross motor with your kids.
I really do like this book. It is well done and easy to read. Plus it has tons of activities you can act out. I want to break down why I love this book.
Introduction to Gross Motor Words
Each page talks about and explain a lot of gross motor words. This is a fun way to do it. You will tell you about the word, use the word and show images about the words. By doing this it gives kids a great way to see the words in action.
Some of the words used are:
Move with the Book
The book breaks down the different kinds of fitness that is easy for kids to use: aerobic, anaerobic and stretching. A lot of the pages have examples of the exercises or gross motor activities. If you see examples of gross motor on the page try and do it. This breaks up the reading of the book and gives them hands on experience of the words and exercises they learned.
Some examples of exercises they cover are:
- Jump rope
- Sit Ups
Expanding on the Details
On several of the pages have red circles with additional information about the topic. These are great subjects and give kids examples that they can understand. On of my favorite examples from the book is about teaching kids that the heart is a muscle.
Here are some of the topic they cover:
- Safety Rules
- Exercise in All Seasons
I really suggest this book as a great introduction gross motor and exercise terms.
Check out these other Gross motor posts:
- Single Person Gross Motor Movement with Balls
- Gross Motor Movements with Balls
- Gross Motor: Measuring the Lines