We have a fun selection of Gross Motor Skills Toys for Toddlers & Kids to enjoy
Our gross motor toys are the perfect gift for your little one. From climbing triangles to indoor slides, My Happy Helpers toy range encourages your child to move and develop their motor skills.
Gross motor toys are designed with your child’s creativity and imagination in mind and will help strengthen their coordination skills and large muscles in their arms and legs, all while having fun.READ MORE
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Browse our selection of gross motor toys and help enhance the motor skills of your child. There is something to suit the interests of every child, and the toys are compact enough for indoor play, so you can keep your eye on your little one.
Shop our range of Balance bikes, Pikler Climbing Frames, Balance Beams and Kids Scooters, all designed to improve Gross Motor Development Skills.
Get in touch with our team to learn more about the importance of gross motor toys, or for any general enquires.
What is the purpose of Gross Motor Toys?
Gross motor toys offer many benefits and aid in the development of your child’s agility, balance, joint movement and overall proprioception.
Jumping, walking, twisting and even falling down and getting back up are just some of the important skills children need to learn to have confidence in their body and understand its full functions.
The more active a child is at a young age, the better they become at controlling their muscles and manipulating their body movements.
When children play on balance or wobble boards, or climb up and down a rock wall, their brain subconsciously reacts the jolts and their muscles contract and relax, which helps form correct body positions.
Why buy gross motor equipment and toys for kids?
Gross motor equipment helps with your child’s development to move and play, their motor skills. These are basic skills which they can learn while having a barrel load of fun.
Having these toys and equipment at home means you can do all that great balance work in the safety of your own backyard, even if we have restrictions on our movement.
The balance bikes are also great for taking your kids on walks, with your dogs, or if you go for a ride as a family. Your children might not be able to ride a bike with pedals yet, but this is a wonderful first step or wheel.
Where to buy gross motor toys?
The best place to buy gross motor toys for your children is through our website right here. Alternatively, you can visit us in our factory outlet- 12-16 Micro Circuit, Dandenong South, Victoria. We’re open 10 am – 2 pm Mondays to Fridays.
Bring your little ones down to try the toys for themselves, pick the best colour or pattern for their bike, or trike.
Is gross motor equipment expensive?
We don’t like the word expensive. If you compare our handmade, high-quality wooden toys with some cheaper, plastic alternative, you could use the “E” word.
But those plastic toys will not last as long, nor will they be as hardy, as the high-quality wooden toys you can get from My Happy Helpers. What you buy from us is a toy that will last, to be handed down to the next child and even the next generation.
Expensive? No, we don’t believe what we make and sell to you is expensive. We fully believe in the craftsmanship and worth of all the gross motor toys we stock and sell to you.
What are the different types of gross motor toys and equipment?
These gross motor toys are designed to help your children with balance. As such we have balance boards and balance bikes and kids scooters as well.
Don’t forget the helmets, especially with the bikes and scooters. Inevitably kids will fall off and you must protect their fragile heads from injury.
You can pick up a see-saw which not only allows 2 children to play at once, you can also use it as a balance board, or to run up and over.
We have a wooden balance beam toy as well. And we have slides too. You could set up a kids ninja course, with balance boards, slides, bikes, and scooters.
Sounds like a whole lot of fun!