www.moms.com

21They Get Physical

Playgrounds are a great place to let your kids run around and sweat a bit, but did you know that they are also great places to improve motor skills and gain physical strength?

Think of it like this: When kids climb up to the slide it builds coordination and develops strength in

their arms and legs. They then get increased vestibular involvement sliding down the slide, according to Toca Boca.

And as it turns out, monkey bars are for more than just hanging around, the grasping action children need to hold on helps strengthen little hands and fingers, which helps with handwriting skills.

Next 20 The Improve Balance & Coordination

More in Parenting