Gross Motor Development in Preschool

Gross Motor Development in Preschool


Episode Summary

“Watching a child makes it obvious that the development of his mind comes through his movements” - Maria Montessori

Children love to move. Sadly though, Gross Motor Development in the preschool years is often overlooked in classrooms. Many teachers think outside play is enough to develop any gross motor skills that are needed. The truth is, developing gross motor skills needs more attention in the classroom! With a big push for academic learning, planning gross motor activities gets brushed off to the side.

Listen in! I will help you to bring gross motor back into the preschool classroom!


Topics Discussed:


  • Gross motor development is important and here is why…

  • How can preschool teachers help children develop strong gross motor skills?

  • Which types of Gross Motor Skills should I focus on?

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Are you a busy preschool teacher who loves gaining new ideas, perspectives and inspiration for your classroom? The Lovely Preschool Teachers Podcast is here to help you up your confidence in educating early learners in a quick, actionable way!

As an early educator who is still in the classroom, Ashley Rives will share the ins and outs of how she runs her classroom in a play-based, child-centered way. Each week, expect a new episode focused on actionable strategies to level up your abilities and confidence as a preschool teacher.

Ashley Rives is an early educator with over 17 years of experience and a strong passion to help teachers implement child-centered learning in preschool classrooms all over the world. You can follow her on Instagram @lovelycommotion or learn more at the Lovely Commotion Preschool Resources website: