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Meadow Pointe Child Care: Brain Motor Development and Your Child

Posted on 01-19-2015

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At a very young age, your child will begin to show signs of motor skill development. This is the ability and willingness to use muscles throughout the body to perform certain tasks and do a variety of actions. There are two separate types of motor skills. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Meadow Pointe in Wesley Chapel, Florida has put together this information on the two categories, and how you can enhance their development:

Fine motor skill development

Fine motor skills are those that require the movement of smaller muscles. These skills are generally used by your child’s hands and fingers, as he or she grasps and picks up objects or turns the page of a book. Letting your child play under your supervision is a great way to enhance these skills, as it ensures fun, learning, and safety. Activities like drawing and painting also develop this skill as your child grasps a crayon or painting utensil.

Gross motor skill development

The other type of motor skill which your child will develop is a little more complex. These are the gross motor skills, which cover larger muscle movements like the legs, neck, and back. These muscles generally start to develop as your child reaches six months and begins to attempt to sit up without support, then starts crawling and eventually walking. One of the best ways to strengthen this development in your child is by giving him or her “tummy-time” and allowing your child to lift his or her head off the ground. This develops the neck muscles and also allows for brain development.

Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Meadow Pointe in Wesley Chapel, Florida understands the complexities of child care. Contact us to find out more about giving your child the opportunity to attain peak brain development, or to enroll him or her in our AdvancED™ accredited program.

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