Motor Control and Fine Motor Skills

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P.I.L.E.S stands for Physical, Intellectual, Language & Communication, Emotional and Social Development. These are the areas of which a child develops at as they grow into young adults. Physical Development The two main areas of physical development are gross & fine motor skills. Gross motor skills use the larger muscles in the body like arms & legs. Rolling over, crawling, walking, running and jumping are all gross motor skills. Fine motor skills use the smaller muscles in the body, like fingers & toes. Writing, painting, pointing, grasping and reaching are examples of fine motor skills. Fine motor skills alsto eye coordination. Activities to promote Physical Development * Play Musical Statues. This activity helps…show more content…
Activities to promote Emotional Development * Imaginative Play. By dressing up and acting out real life experiences children can begin to understand someone else’s perspective. Giving the children an opportunity to be someone else and anything they want is emotionally satisfying and helps to build their confidence and self esteem. * Identifying emotions Take pictures of people who look happy, sad, angry and scared. Show the children these pictures and ask them which person in which picture is feeling what. This will give the children chance to voice their opinion and also recognise facial expressions. Social Development Social development is the way a child interacts with others, builds and maintains relationships. This is the stage of development where children become aware of working as a team and understand the concept of sharing. Activities to promote Social Development * Human Knot For this activity all the children stand in a circle facing each other. Each child must hold the hand of the people on their left and right hand side. The children must then work together in order to untangle the circle without releasing each other’s hands. This activity encourages the children to cooperate as a team and build trust amongst their peers. * Puzzles Give two groups of children to different set of puzzles and tell them to put it together. This activity encourages team work and helping each other to
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