The Effect Of Fine And Gross Motor Skills

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Our children go through a series of changes during their development growth and at every stage of their young lives important milestones are achieved. Some activities as simple and trivial as they may seem to us plays a vital role that are primarily focused on the development of fine and gross motor skills. Even when these activities can be identified by specific age groups it is important to remember that “individual differences in maturation rates, temperaments and adult and social influences mean that age is not a definitive indicator of where a particular child is along the development continuum” (Ozretich, 2001). Parents are usually aware of gross motor skills are because it is a milestone in their child’s life as he or she develops. There are significant differences between fine and gross motor skills. Motor skills are the motions that work in conjunction with the nervous system, the brain and the muscles working together. Hence, fine motor skills are the movements made such as picking up a ball using the smaller muscles like fingers, wrist etc. Gross motor skills are the larger movements like walking and sitting that uses larger muscles in the legs.
First of all, I would like to point out that from birth, sensory experiences initiate motor skills and as they grow their abilities, movement also advance. Developmental milestones are abilities that most children are able to perform by a certain age. During the first year of a child’s life, physical milestones
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