Physical well-being and motor development are an essential part of child development. As part of Ohio’s Early Learning Standards, students are required to be able to increase their ability to use large and small muscles to produce movements, to touch, grasp and manipulate objects, and to engage in physical activity. Through gross motor activities, students are also able to enhance their communication skills, social-emotional development and self-help skills. These skills and behaviors play an important role in children’s physical well-being and set children on a path leading toward a healthy lifestyle. As a result, the SEL Preschool has been working in collaboration with Fun and Function to design a new motor room that incorporates a combination of new and used equipment to meet the needs of our youngest learners. Some of our new features include a ball pit, indoor slide and a rock-climbing wall. Our students LOVE the new motor room!!