WHY CHILDREN NEED MOTOR SKILLS DEVELOPMENT?
One of the most common concerns for a parent is whether or not their child is developing normally. Motor skills are deliberate and controlled movements requiring both muscle development and maturation of the central nervous system. Fine motor skills are those skills that allow you to develop the ability to do such things as write and manipulate small objects. Gross motor skills are big motor skills; i.e. running, jumping and hopping etc. They require balance and coordination.
When it comes to using gross motor skills - things like walking, jumping, and running - your little dynamo probably doesn't need much encouragement. But it's equally important that she work on her fine motor skills - small, precise thumb, finger, hand, and wrist movements. That's because they support a host of other vital physical and mental skills. Stacking blocks, for instance, involves not just picking up the blocks, but knowing what to do with them and planning out the action.
There are a lot of activities that you can do with your child to help enhance their fine and gross motor skills. Many people don't realize how these skills affect a child. The development of fine and gross motor skills allows them to perform better in other more academic and physical ways.