Observe the child doing exercises in the gym or outdoors.
Do exercises together, such as jumping jacks, only move the arms together and then move the legs together. Let the child come up with her own exercises for the adult to imitate.
The child is becoming more coordinated and motor planning allows him to move arms and legs in unison or in opposition.
Encourage the child to play with other children at the playground. Early childhood educators and parents can facilitate this by involving another child in play. Peer play is important for the child who is moving into preschool, and the playground is a place where many peers can be found.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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