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What is a motor skill?

What is a motor skill?

A motor skill is simply an action that involves your baby using his muscles.

Gross motor skills are larger movements your baby makes with his arms, legs, feet, or his entire body. So crawling, running and jumping are gross motor skills

Fine motor skills are smaller actions. When your baby picks things up between his fingers and thumb, or wriggles his toes in the sand, he’s using his finer motor skills. But it’s not just about fingers and toes. When your baby uses his lips and tongue to taste and feels objects he’s using fine motor skills, too.

Your baby will find that developing his skills is more fun when he has a frequent change of position and activity. Small challenges, made often, are best for your baby’s development. Tummy Time is very important for babies as it helps to develop strong back and neck muscles.