Improving your child's fine motor and gross motor skills

There are several fun ways you can work with your child on his or her fine motor skills and gross motor skills. In this video, Physical therapist Kendra VanWasshenova from U-M’s Milestones pediatric rehabilitation program shows us a few activities you can do with materials you probably already have at home.

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  1. Pierre Lamothe on September 16, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    This awesome! #strokesurvivor

  2. Oussama Khamlichi on September 16, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    That little girl is just soooooooooo cuuuuute 🙂

  3. Kingston School on September 16, 2019 at 7:55 pm


  4. Mary Duke on September 16, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    Thank you for sharing. I just retired from teaching 25 years in early childhood. I am presently working on my Master’s in Early Childhood at GCU. Age is just a number. These exercises are good for adults at well. Working on balance and hands, plus keeping the brain going. I needed some simple activities for my classroom assignment and I will borrow yours. I did have a balance board in my first classroom ages ago. Ms Mary

  5. LUCKY CRAFT on September 16, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    A good therapy we can do at home at no cost for us parents, thank you for this

  6. Tom Bell on September 16, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    Walk across the kurb we’res the road safety in that

  7. love di choreo on September 16, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    Would this be good for students with autism?

  8. SAB BIR on September 16, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Thank You sister ♥♥

  9. Bhutale Pramod on September 16, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Nice activities fine and gross motor skills. I’m Pramod
    Special Educator children’s with special need’s. From -Hyderabad Talangana Indian

  10. Grill Here on September 16, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    I have dyspraxia and this although seems childish helps me a lot with my fine motor skills

  11. Pediatric Physical Therapy on September 16, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Well done, Kendra. Love your video. Did you see the latest on motor function testing from Pediatric Physical Therapy journal? There’s a clip with Arizona physical therapist Deanne Fay that you might like. It’s at:
    Best wishes. PPT Podcast, Peter

  12. Island KO on September 16, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    I’m here since my fine motor skills are bad. I’ll try these out sometime.

  13. Grim don’t eat Pussy on September 16, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    What’s a motor?

  14. Rocco Cosmo Terranova on September 16, 2019 at 8:33 pm

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  15. Bhutale Pramod on September 16, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    I needs some different different fine and gross motor activities

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