Gross motor skills involve movements of the large muscles of the arms, legs and torso. Children rely on gross motor skills for everyday activities at school, at home and in the community. Children who struggle with gross motor control have trouble completing whole-body movements like climbing walls and jumping jacks. These skills involve the coordination of the muscles and the neurological system. They impact balance and coordination. They also form the basis for fine motor skillsthat help us to make small movements.
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