originally published on Wolf+Friends
Gross motor skills are those activities that use large muscle groups: from walking to running to jumping and skipping, and much more! All children are developing the control, strength, and endurance needed to coordinate these movements. Gross motor play is key to developing core strength, endurance, eye-hand coordination, and automaticity of movements. All of these important skills will promote learning and participation in other developmental areas because they are foundational skills of overall development!