Physical Activity at Home Helps the Development of Motor Skills 

April 30, 2020 by Maria Ines Seyler

Physical Activity at Home Helps the Development of Motor Skills

In a study published by the Disability and Heath Journal, it was shown, through a survey of 135 parents of children with impaired development between the ages of 5 to 7 years, that those parents who spend more time doing physical activities with your children notice an improvement in their children's motor skills. Some of the questions in the survey were related to “Parental explicit modeling,” where they were asked: How often does the family engage in physical activity, and what behavior do parents take to encourage such activity? Another group of questions related to “Parental tangible support,” where they were asked about how well the support environment adapts to invite children to these recreational activities and games?

The responses of these two factors showed a significant positive impact of physical activity in children, which positively impacted the development of children's motor skills.

In these moments that we are "Staying home" due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we can take advantage of sharing much more time with our children. Physical activity, ball games, or board games are excellent opportunities to develop and improve motor skills. The parents and siblings of the different families are now all at home and will be able to enjoy the achievements of their children as a family. They will all be able to work together in rehabilitation and give themselves the courage to continue. Let's see the current situation as a great opportunity for growth and development.

Gait learning is an advanced motor skill that requires a lot of practice and patience, but it is possible to achieve with the right equipment. Ball games allow you to work and rehabilitate your gait. Another skill that is very necessary and important to achieve is being able to maintain a proper standing posture. A standing posture can be achieved by a standing. Standing is very healthy since it improves the functioning of the circulatory, digestive, and respiratory systems. Another important skill to achieve is being able to maintain a sitting posture. Achieving an adequate sitting position improves swallowing, writing, as well as participation in meals, board games, and school activities. Proper alignment of the head and trunk allows greater freedom from its upper limbs.

Let's take advantage of this quarantine time to play and improve or develop new motor skills in our children with disabilities and have a great time with the family!

Maria Ines Seyler, ATP Mexico Sales Manager

Maria Ines loves sports, spending time with friends & family and enjoys the simple things in life, like mother nature.

Location: Mexico City, Mexico Contact
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