Motor skills are an essential factor of development for all children. Both fine (small) motor skills and gross (large) motor skills will contribute to a child’s development and independence.
Gross motor skills involve the larger muscles in the arms, legs and torso. Gross motor activities include walking, running, throwing, lifting, kicking, etc. These skills also relate to body awareness, reaction speed, balance and strength.
Children will develop core strength, balance, coordination and spatial awareness through experience and practise.
We have free flow to the outdoor environment which can be accessed by all children at our times.
Fine motor skills involve the use of the smaller muscle of the hands, commonly in activities like using pencils, scissors, construction with lego or duplo, doing up buttons and opening lunch boxes.
The children will use small tools in their day to day learning and play to develop the muscles they will need when they become ready for writing.