What are gross motor skills?

Gross motor skills refer to movement and coordination of the arms, legs and other large body parts. These are the movements and muscle groups that allow kids to:

  • Sit Up
  • Roll Over & Crawl
  • Walk & Run
  • Jump, Skip & Hop
  • Swim & Play Sports

They allow for fluid, coordinated movements required to move, and are needed to give us the balance, stability and control to carry out certain other movements like kicking a ball.

Did you know that motor skills develop from head to toe?

Babies gain head control, shoulder control, and trunk stability, before developing pelvis stability and leg control. Control is also gained closer to the body first before parts of the body and joints furthest away, e.g. shoulders then elbows, hands and fingers.

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