motor skill

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motor skill

a co-ordinated pattern of movements acquired through practice involving the ability to execute movements effectively to achieve intended outcomes. gross motor skill movement involving the co-ordinated use of large muscle groups, such as when kicking a ball. fine motor skill movement involving the ability to manipulate small objects.
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Building with blocks helps them develop size and weight concepts, putting on dress-up clothes helps them use small muscle skills and cleaning up toys after themselves helps children accept responsibility.
Development: These campers are increasing their attention spans, developing and mastering muscle skills, and becoming more able to cooperate.