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Understanding Gross Motor Skills

Understanding Gross Motor Skills

A boy standing in front of a chalkboard, thinking of an answer.What are gross motor skills?

Gross motor skills refer to everyday physical activities that require the use of the large muscles in the arms, legs, and torso. These activities include standing and walking, running and jumping,
sitting upright at a table or desk, participating in hand-eye coordination skills such as ball skills (throwing, catching, kicking), and other skills such as riding a bike and swimming.

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