Question: What toys help with my child’s gross motor development?

Answer: Play is very important for a child’s development and appropriate toys can help. Toys that encourage movement and imaginative play are best. Choose toys based on which skills you are trying to develop. Large wooden blocks help with bilateral coordination, squatting and imagination for building. Encourage mobility such as rolling, army crawling and crawling on hands and knees by placing toys out of reach. Minimize toys with a lot of lights and/or videos for children less than 2 years of age.

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