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This assignment asks us to make two definitions; gross motor skills and fine motor skills, in our own words. I wasn’t able to define the word myself without first looking up what the exact meaning was, but from what I have learned in my research about the two, gross motor function is the abilities usually acquired through infancy to early childhood as part of the child's motor development. By the time they reach 2 years of age, almost all children are able to stand up, walk and run, walk up stairs etc. These skills are built upon, improved and better controlled throughout early childhood. These movements come from large muscle groups and whole body movement. They are simple, large-muscle group actions like a squats, pushups and push/pull- type movements. Unlike fine and complex motor skills, gross motor skills do not deteriorate under stress. In fact, they are enhanced by the affects of fear and stress. Fine motor skills can be defined as small muscle movements which occur in the fingers, in coordination with the eyes. The abilities, which involve the use of hands, develop over time, starting with primitive gestures such as grabbing at objects to more precise activities that involve precise hand-eye coordination. Fine motor skills are skills that involve a refined use of the small muscles controlling the hand, fingers, and thumb. The development of these skills allows one to be able to complete tasks such as writing, drawing, and buttoning.
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