Motor milestones are the most anticipated in a baby’s development: rolling over, crawling and finally walking! we anxious anticipate each of these skills to develop in our children. But there is so much more to physical development that often goes unnoticed. A few of my favorites are bringing hands to midline and the pincer grip. I can’t wait for you to discover the joys of all the motor milestones: gross and fine motor, alike.
Things to know about children’s physical development:
- Crawling is actually not a developmental milestone that is tracked because it’s not necessary for walking.
- Gross Motor skills are large muscle group movements, e.g. walking, rolling, standing up
- Fine Motor skills are small muscle movements, e.g. using fingers to grasp, clapping, writing
Browse through previous Physical Development posts.
- Pumpkin Fine Motor Skill Activity
- Candy Corn Activity with Pony Beads
- A Family that Plays Together, Cleans Together
- Potty Training and the ER
- Starting a NewVember Tradition
- Potty Training: Setbacks and Successes
- Getting Dressed
- Coloring Rice for Play
- Sensory Tub: Spring
- Halloween Wreath
- Flower Craft and Poem
- WW: Sammi's Talent with Photography
- Creative Spring Crafts
- What I Want for Every Community...
- Blue Bunny Bowls and Babies