Play is more than just fun – it’s a powerful teaching tool that helps children learn essential skills for human development.

Here are a few Summer Time fun activities that promote fine motor, coordination and visual motor skills:

Fine motor skills: squirt gun, sidewalk chalk, jacks, marbles, using shovels to dig in dirt or sand, planting seeds, and popping bubbles.

Gross motor coordination skills: hippity hop, scooter board, duck-duck-goose, hula hoop, bike, hop scotch.

Visual motor skills: Velcro ball catch, frisbee, t-ball, croquet, badminton, tennis, scoop ball, ring toss, bug catcher and watering cans.

Please share your child’s favorite summer time activity.