Do you know the difference between fine and gross motor skills? It’s the size of the movement. Fine motor skills involve the careful control of small muscles in the hands, feet, fingers, and toes. Gross motor skills involve control of the arms, legs, head, and trunk.

Play is crucial to the development of children’s gross and fine motor skills. Through play, children perfect the dexterity and finesse of fine motor skills as well as nurture the muscle control that gross motor skills demand. Parents can support their children’s motor development by encouraging them to move their bodies through physical play, like in a game of catch, or creative play, like in arts and crafts.

Your children will develop their fine motor skills in games like Dreaming Dragon and Archery Dice. Our new game Do It Again! and our favorite Kahootz both use gross motor skills as part of game play.

Do you want to learn more about the types of play that help children develop fine and gross motor skills? Read the full article.