Motor Skills in Children + Games to Aid Development!

In our last article, we dove into the importance of experiences that aid in a child's development, and the ways that we can design games for them, particularly those with neurological difficulties, that target specific areas of their development, that will equip them for life.Tara Delaney explains this in her book, '101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger's and Sensory Processing Disorders'.

In this article, we'll get into the details of the development of gross motor skills in children... what it entails, how to spot a child who may be struggling in this area of development, and how to support them through targeted activities.(If you just want to see the game details, scroll to the end of this article!)

"If there is a glitch in the wiring of the motor planning system, new skills do not easily move from conscious control to automatic control. If a child's brain and body are not planning and executing together, they use up a lot of cognitive energy tryi