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Motor skills

What are Motor Skills?

Gross Motor Skills

Gross motor skills involve movements of the large muscles of the arms, legs and torso. Children rely on gross motor skills for everyday activities at school, at home and in the community. Most people use these skills easily and automatically. But gross motor skills are more complex than you think. 

These skills involve the coordination of the muscles and neurological system. They impact balance and coordination. They also form the basis for fine motor skills that help us to make small movements.


Fine Motor Skills

Fine motor skills are the ability to make movements using the small muscles in our hands and wrists. Children use fine motor skills to do many school-related tasks. 


There are lots of fun activities that can be done at home to help your child develop their gross and find motor skills to help them succeed at school. Please take a look at some of the activities within the sections below.