This article may need to be rewritten entirely to comply with Wikipedia’s the role of the development of fine motor skills in preschool children standards. The discussion page may contain suggestions. This article needs additional citations for verification. Gross motor skills are the abilities usually acquired during adulthood and older age as part of a child’s motor learning.
Motor skills are movements and actions of the muscles. Typically, they are categorized into two groups: gross motor skills and fine motor skills. Gross motor skills are involved in movement and coordination of the arms, legs, and other large body parts and movements. Gross motor skills can be further divided into two subgroups of locomotor skills and object control skills. Gross locomotor skills would include running, jumping, sliding, and swimming. Gross motor skills, as well as many other activities, require postural control.
Infants need to control the heads to stabilize their gaze and to track moving objects. They also must have strength and balance in their legs to walk. Views of a Foetus in the Womb detail. Walking upright requires being able to stand up and balance position from one foot to the other.