Motor skills pertain to movement and are divided into two separate categories. Gross motor skills are broad movements like walking, running, and jumping that involve large muscles. Fine motor skills involve precise manipulation of objects using the small muscles of the hand. During the first year, an active baby should demonstrate both gross and fine skills.
Estimated Timeline of Gross Motor Skills
Here is a list of gross skills and the approximate time they should occur:
Estimated Timeline of Fine Motor Skills
During this time, your baby should starting learning how to use his or her hands and demonstrate the following skills:
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