What are gross motor skills?
Crawling, walking, kicking and lifting… They’re all tasks that belong to the ‘gross motor skills’ group. You’ve probably heard of them but you might not know exactly what they are.
Put simply, gross motor skills are big body movements – the ones that require our coordination, balance and ability to control our posture. They also involve eye-hand coordination such as being able to throw and catch a ball.
Bit by bit from the time they were born your child has been developing their gross motor skills. Everything from learning to lift their head and shoulders to sitting up to rolling, crawling, standing and finally walking.