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3 Activities for Preschoolers that Promote Gross Motor Skills

It’s getting warmer outside, so now is a great time to get your preschool class out and moving for some more active learning. Gross motor skills, or the ability to perform movements using the body’s large muscle groups, are a key aspect of young children’s development. Playing games involving throwing and catching balls, running, jumping and other large, dynamic actions helps preschoolers develop these crucial skills.

Here are a few games that help build gross motor skills:

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