Motor Skills

Motor Skills


Gross Motor Skills such as walking, running, climbing, jumping, throwing, and balancing, involve the larger, stronger muscle groups of the body.  Students will be introduced to a variety of activities in the classroom and outside that will enable them to develop and strengthen these skills.  

Fine Motor Skills such as coloring, cutting, drawing, tracing and printing, require the use of the small muscles in the hands.  It is very important to strengthen these muscles in order to make it easier for students to participate in the activities mentioned above.  Some students may have difficulty cutting with scissors or holding crayons properly. Our activities are designed to assist students with developing the proper techniques for successful outcomes.  

Self-Help/Play Skills include using the bathroom, washing hands, opening food items and drinks, dressing, resting, and manipulating toys and materials during play.  Encouraging your child to practice these skills is a crucial component to gaining independence throughout the school year.