Learning Through Movement:  Gross and Fine Motor Skills

Learning Through Movement: Gross and Fine Motor Skills

If you are employed in a state that uses a registry to track professional development hours, you will be able to provide your registry ID (Stars, MOPID, Registry or other ECE ID#) after you have completed the quiz for the course. If you pass the quiz we will report your course completion to the state registry using the registry ID that you provide.
This course explores the development of gross motor skills and fine motor skills in children. When finished, you will understand what they are, why they are important and what milestones to watch for in your children. Multiple activities for each age group are shared along with many practical tips on building and strengthening these skills. Course length – 3.0 hours.
The course answers the following questions:
  • What is the difference between fine motor and gross motor?
  • What is the relationship between muscle strength and motor skill development?
  • How does the development of motor skills affect learning in young children?
  • What are typical milestones for MY children’s age group?
  • What should I do if my children aren’t meeting these milestones?
  • What are some activities I can do with MY age group to help build these skills?


Participants who successfully complete this course will be able to:
  • Analyze the students motor skills and assess their progress to help determine where they can help strengthen them.
  • Select developmentally appropriate materials for their students to use in strengthening gross and fine motor skills.
  • Apply their knowledge of the importance of muscle strength in the development of motor skills.


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