Gross motor skills are the abilities required to control the large muscles of the body for walking, jumping, skipping, and more.
The development of gross motor skills started when your child was a baby and you child is continuing to develop their gross motor skills and these play a huge part in developing their fine motor skills.
Have you ever noticed that most children contort their feet or tongue in the early days of drawing with a crayon? It’s because they are learning that new skill and it emerges from a near total body involvement.
Below is a list of activities to try at home to further extend your child’s gross motor skills.