Motor development is the process by which a child learns movement patterns and skills.
Fine motor development refers to the ability to use little muscles in the eyes, face, toes, hands and fingers.
- Teach and encourage your child to do activities such as drawing, feeding themselves, tying shoes, building with blocks and doing up buttons and zippers.
Gross Motor development refers to the use of large-muscle groups in the legs or arms.
- Teach and encourage your child to do activities such as balancing, sitting, walking, running, standing, and changing positions. These activities are known as physical literacy.
Children come in all different shapes and sizes and grow in height and weight according to a regular pattern that is right for your child.3
Last modified on: January 11, 2016