- Locomotion play encourages physical activity and exploration
- These play activities challenge balance, change of direction and perception movement coupling, but to toddlers it’s just fun
All healthy kids can walk and run, but we also know that kids end up with very different movement capabilities. Play for toddlers that encourages locomotion to evolve and progress is really important for a number of reasons, including the physical and psychological benefits of physical activity for all humans and to start developing lifestyle habits. We know that physical activity in childhood is directly related to physical activity levels in adults. These are not meant to be run like a drill sergeant but just incorporated into fun and physical playtime just like all purposeful play activities.
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