“Moving is one of the best ways children interact with their environment and internalize the world around them.” says Ms. Wood.
Gross motor movements can be described as coordination of the whole body – things like sweeping, jumping, reaching, or pulling themselves up.
Fine motor movements happen when children use one hand or two hands together in a fine movement while the rest of the body is still. Putting on earrings or tying a tie require fine motor movements! So does writing.
You will see children using both fine motor and gross motor movements everyday as they seek to master new skills. Enjoy observing them!
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