Hello and WELCOME to our school readiness program where one of our resident leading experts, Sonja Walker, talks us through everything we need to know about our children starting school.

Many of your child’s future friendships will be made in the school playground. In this helpful video, I share ideas and strategies for helping your child build confident gross motor skills so that he or she will be able to make and keep fun friendships at school next year.

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  • Important article – thanks.


  • Gross motor skills is one of the very important foundation building blocks for a childs future. It will help him/her in school academically and also with thier peers.


  • I have found kindy has been awesome in gross motor skills for miss 4.5, she has become more confident in using her body and climbing things since going.


  • Gross motor skill are very important for everyday life too. Thank you


  • Gross motor also helps children with being able to settle into other studies. Kids need to be active and then they concentrate on other studies too.


  • Not only does gross motor skills assist in self confidence and self esteem it also helps in things like dyslexia which used to be assisted by better co-ordination like marching, ball throwing and catching and hopping and skipping rope.


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  • Gross Motor is incredibly important for kids for so many reasons and learning and developing gross motor skills is a fun time for parents and kids. Kicking balls, throwing balls, obstacle courses and so many other fun gross motor activities does indeed build confidence and self esteem.


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