Fine & Gross MotorMovement & Motor
Fine motor involves small movements (for example with wrists, hands and fingers) whereas gross motor involves larger actions and the coordination of arms and legs or the entire body. Many activities in school require the integration of fine and gross motor skills. Children require a wide variety of motor skills so that they gain increasing control over their bodies and so that they learn to skillfully use tools and equipment required for their literacy and learning. Research suggests that in today’s technological society it is important to value the contribution of motor skill development.