Domains of Motor Learning in Children


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When we learn a motor skill, such as riding a bike, we are usually able to do this skill over and over again without much thought, as though we've permanently acquired this skill. This is known as _____.

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1. Max is learning how to skateboard. He watches his older brother and tries to pay attention to how his brother moves on the skateboard. Max tries but falls several times but continues to watch his brother. Which of the following stages of motor learning is Max in?

2. Jason is a very skilled baseball player. He rarely misses the ball and can normally hit it out of the park without much thinking. Which stage of motor learning is Jason in?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet assessment is designed to help you quickly measure your understanding of the development of motor skills in children. You must be familiar with all stages of motor development in order to successfully complete this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Your ability to do the following will be measured with this quiz:

  • Identify the term that describes the ability to do a skill over and over without much thought
  • Note which stage of motor learning a child is in when he/she is learning a skill by observation
  • Name the stage of motor learning in which one can hit a baseball consistently
  • Explain the motor learning stage that involves watching friends and practicing the skill they have already learned
  • State which skills use large movements and allow us to stand and walk

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding one's ability to successfully use a skill over and over without having to think about it
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the stages of motor learning involving observation and consistency
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what skills are connected to standing and walking

Additional Learning

Increase your knowledge of this topic by studying the lesson titled Domains of Motor Learning in Children. You can expect to learn more about:

  • How motor behavior is defined
  • What motor learning requires
  • When children begin to develop fine motor skills
  • The number of stages in motor learning