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Play on the go!
HEAD START BODY START
NATIONAL CENTER FOR PHYSICAL
OUTDOOR PLAY (HSBS)
Play on the GO!
Developing Object Control Skills
Learn fun activities to do at home
-- inside and out -to foster physical development of
Object Control skills or GROSS motor skills.
Can you name
Object Control Skills
Gross Motor Skills
The Goal is for
children to have
We want children to
do each movement
skill in a variety of
The Head Start Child Development and
Early Learning Framework Domains
Approaches to Learning:
Object control activities increase children's capacity to maintain concentration over
time on a task and allows them to voluntarily participate in a variety of tasks and
Children use the senses to gather information, investigate materials, and observe
processes and relationships. Object control activities help increase awareness and
beginning understanding of changes in materials and cause-effect relationships.
Fine Motor Skills:
Control of the small muscles, especially those in the hands, to execute small movements, such
as picking up a raisin, cutting with scissors, writing, and using buttons, snaps, and shoelaces.
Object control activities help with hand- eye coordination.
Gross Motor Skills:
Control of the large muscles, such as those in the arms and legs. Gross motor activities
include walking, running, and climbing. – These activities help with learning object control
and learning to use your arms and legs.
Activity – Palooza!
• Newspaper Throwing Fun
• Can you Challenges
• Sock Balls
• Carnival Tossing
• Milk Jug Kicking
• T-shirt Manipulation
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