How to Improve Your Kid’s Motor Skills Over Christmas Break
Plastic Toys Are Becoming Boring to Children
Holiday Activities to Improve Motor Skills
Enlist Your Little Helpers
Having your little ones help with gift wrapping is a great way to hone motor skills (not to mention, adorable). Children can assist with peeling and placing bows, using kid-friendly scissors, or manning the tape station. This is a family-fun activity and could even start a tradition in your home. Santa’s workshop called – they want their elves back!
Make Cookies for Santa
Who knew improving motor skills could be fun? Santa needs his cookies and the kids will love helping in the kitchen. Measuring, pouring, and mixing are just a few of the motor skills that kids can build in the kitchen this holiday season. Check out our Kitchen Helper to make this experience even more fun!
Snow Much Fun
If you live in a colder area, be sure to get out in the snow and practice rolling snowballs, building snowmen, and creating beautiful snow angels. Form core memories and improve motor skills in your own winter wonderland. Don’t forget to dress warm!
Make customized snowflakes and holiday cards for friends and family or even color some seasonal pages! Homemade ornaments and decorations are also a great way to incorporate holiday fun into improving motor skills.
Christmas Gifts for Children to Improve Motor Skills
Babies 6-12 Months Old
The PlayWilder Triangle is the perfect Christmas gift for kids 6-12 months old. This is our smallest triangle and is ideal for small babies to help them build their motor skills and coordination.
Children 12-18 Months Old
The Opal Gym & McKenna Balance Beam are ideal Christmas gifts for children on the go. The Opal Gym is a three-piece Montessori Arch Climbing Gym designed to enhance play, creativity, balance control, and motor skill development. The McKenna Balance Beam is the perfect toy for your child as they learn to walk (or even if they’re already walking!)
Kids 18 months-2 Years Old
The PlayWilder Gym is our largest climbing gym – it’s a five-piece Montessori Gym that includes a large foldable triangle, regular arch, cube, rock ramp, and ladder ramp.
When you’re ready to come in from the cold, carry on the indoor fun with one of our PlayWilder Climbing Gyms. Our non-toxic wooden toys are the perfect Christmas gifts for toddlers – and ones they won’t get bored of! PlayWilder toys grow with your children, so you don’t need to worry about kids outgrowing them. The majority of our Montessori climbing toys are suitable for children 6 months to 5 years of age and can be modified to expand as your child grows. This year, invest in toys that will outlast the holiday season.
Shop more Christmas gifts for kids here. Happy Holidays from your PlayWilder family!