Slow gross motor skills development

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Slow gross motor skills development

Postby intruder » Mon May 25, 2015 7:59 am

Hi Parents,

My DS is 2.5yrs old but I realize his gross motor skills development like walking, running climbing, etc. are slow. He can walk & run but its not that steady.. i always got e fear that he may fall down. Any ways I can do to help him? Tot of signing up a gym class for him, does it helps?

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Re: Slow gross motor skills development

Postby slmkhoo » Mon May 25, 2015 8:59 am

intruder wrote:Hi Parents,

My DS is 2.5yrs old but I realize his gross motor skills development like walking, running climbing, etc. are slow. He can walk & run but its not that steady.. i always got e fear that he may fall down. Any ways I can do to help him? Tot of signing up a gym class for him, does it helps?

I guess a class can't hurt. My daughter, now 18yo, was slow and is innately not strong in motor skills. Some kids may start slow and catch up, so you can hope that for your child. The best thing you can do is to give him lots of exposure but make it fun, with no pressure. Playground time, lots of walking around, playing games at his level etc will be good. Try not to mollycoddle and don't worry about bumps and scrapes. Just don't let him break bones!

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Re: Slow gross motor skills development

Postby momkiasu » Mon May 25, 2015 3:09 pm

My personal opinion, be patient with him. Your son maybe different to other kids in the sense that he may learn slower. However, you should remember that it is more important to bring him up at his own pace rather than trying to rush him. Also, seeing your child fall is never pleasing to the eyes of parents. However, it is essential that he must learn how to get back up to make him a stronger individual when he grows up. Guide him and allow him to make mistakes but always be there for him.

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Re: Slow gross motor skills development

Postby Anfield » Mon May 25, 2015 5:26 pm

If his gross motor skills are that bad (I assume they are bad if they cause you so much concern) for a 2.5year old who hasn't been spending months locked up in a dark basement, you should get him neurologically examined.

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Re: Slow gross motor skills development

Postby mignonne » Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:33 pm

intruder wrote:Hi Parents,

My DS is 2.5yrs old but I realize his gross motor skills development like walking, running climbing, etc. are slow. He can walk & run but its not that steady.. i always got e fear that he may fall down. Any ways I can do to help him? Tot of signing up a gym class for him, does it helps?


Hi intruder,

I just saw your question. Not sure if I am too late to give you some suggestions. My son has developmental delays and he is seeing a childhood development specialist at NUH kids. If you are still concern, I suggest that you get him assess by either KKH kids or NUH kids depending on which hospital is more aceesible for you. If the delay is significant, the specialist would recommend your kid for appropriate therapy.

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