What are motor skills?
Motor skills occur when the brain, nervous system and muscles all work together to make movements. Fine motor skills entail small movements and require hand-eye coordination – things like picking things up with fingers, doing puzzles and using tools or instruments. Gross motor skills involve using the whole body to make large movements, such as running, jumping, catching, throwing, kicking and hopping. Young children need concentration and time to learn these skills – and ART is great for helping them to do just that!
If you’ve ever brought your little one along to ARTventurers, you’ll have seen your child working on developing these skills without even realising – movements like holding a paint tool, swatting with our favourite paint covered fly swatters, scooping and pouring, modelling…..or one of our ARTventurers favorites, beach ball painting on a BIG ART scale!
So next time you see your ARTventurer engaged in one of our activities at class – take a minute to watch what they’re doing and how their fine and gross motor skills really are being developed through ART.
ARTventurers – we’re all about learning and developing through art and creative play!