10 Jambette playground equipment that promote motor skills
Motor skills are divided into two categories: gross and fine.
Gross motor skills include larger movements of the entire body. They correspond to 80% of a human being’s motor and sensory functions and are broken down into three subsets, moving (running, crawling, climbing, jumping, etc.), stationary (turning, pirouetting, pushing, sitting, getting up, etc.) and postural (balancing, swinging, walking on a balance beam, etc.).
For example in the following the J3 play structure :
- The climber « The Creature » promotes the motor skill climbing
- The twirling bridge promotes the motor skill hanging
- The slide promotes the motor skill sliding
- The challenge bridge promotes the motor skill balancing
Fine motor skills refer to smaller movements such as handling objects (tightening, juggling, painting, writing, rotating, pinching, grasping, etc.). Jambette's products for preschoolers are specifically designed in order to develop the child's fine motor skills. The sand boxes, the honeycomb sand cascade, the control panel, the baby dino fossil, and the paint panel are all good examples.
The child develops these skills more or less quickly, based on the presence or absence of certain factors.
These factors include :
- Access to facilities and leisure and sports equipment adapted to children’s needs and interests;
- The number of hours of physical activity daily and weekly;
- Parents’ perception of the safety of facilities, equipment and the neighbourhood.
Children learn through play ! This is why Jambette develops and designs play equipment that promotes motor development, coordination, physical strength, speed and endurance of the child. To learn more about how play contributes to every aspect of child development, download our Clever Little Guide to Getting Children Out to Play .