What Is Locomotor Play?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 11, 2020 7:32:10 PM ET
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Locomotor play consists of any activities that move the body from place to place. For children, locomotor play helps develop fundamental movement skills, including walking, running, hopping, galloping, skipping, jumping, side-skipping and leaping, according to Great Schools. Practice with these skills encourages the development of coordination required for sports and fitness activities.