Motor skills

Motor skills develop the ability to perform complex muscle and nerve acts that produce movements and coordination of the body. These skills include both fine and gross motor skills and awareness of their own body. Fine motor skills include small movements such as drawing and writing, crawling, or putting shoes on. Gross motor skills are large movements like walking and kicking, running, and cycling. Children in early years need to participate in a variety of physical activities to demonstrate control over their bodies, hand-eye coordination, balance, and thinking ability.

Motor skills are developed in kids by engaging them in activities like aligning toys on lines, shapes, and letters, picking objects, stacking objects, poking holes in the cardboard and passing straws through them, making necklaces, friendship bands out of beads, etc.