Motor Development

Motor Skills

Little boy playing with blocksMotor skills are your baby learning to use their muscles in meaningful ways. Gross motor skills are skills involving the large muscles of the body to move in big ways, such as rolling, crawling, sitting, walking, running, and jumping, as well as throwing and kicking a ball. Fine motor skills are skills involving small muscles groups to do tasks related to reaching, grasping, feeding, and using writing utensils. 

Gross Motor Milestones Video

Fine Motor Milestones Video

Click the links below from and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to browse developmental checklists to see if your child is meeting milestones appropriate for their age. 

Milestone Checklists | | Baby and Child Development

What is a Developmental Milestone?