Examining the Differences Between Gross and Fine Motor Skills

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Part of early childhood education is the development of both gross and fine motor skills. If your early education program in Pembroke Pines discusses your child’s development of these skills with you, it can be easy to get the mixed up. This video explains the differences.

Gross motor skills refer to using large groups of muscles together in a coordinated way. The major activities your child does, such as running and skipping, involve gross motor skills. Fine motor skills involve the use of the smaller muscles in the hands. In an early childhood education program, things like coloring, cutting, and writing with a pencil are used to practice fine motor skills.