The focus of this week's blog is gross and fine motor skills which helps to develop our handwriting skills.
What is the difference between gross and fine motor control?
Gross motor control is the term used to describe the development of controlled movements of the whole body, or limbs (arms or legs). Of particular importance in relation to handwriting is the development of good posture and balance. Activities such as dance, football, use of small apparatus, cycling, gripping climbing frames and building with large-scale construction kits all develop gross motor control.
Fine motor control is the term used to describe smaller movements, usually of the hand and fingers. Fine motor control is best developed through activities which involve small-scale movements and activities such as art, mark making, funky finger tasks and other activities.
Here is a snapshot of some of our daily physical activities.