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Guide to Gross Motor Skills in Children

Gross Motor Skills in ChildrenTeachers need to be aware of proper development of gross motor skills in their students. Parents should recognize their own child's skills and deficits. Delays in development can indicate a plethora of other problems, and early intervention is essential. This guide outlines the milestones that children should achieve at certain ages, as well as methods for assessing children. Find activities to enhance gross motor skills in children with normal development, as well as accommodating tasks for those with special needs. Activities can span the curriculum, to engage children in learning activities. There are also activities that can be done in the home.

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