Motor Skills Development in Children


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Which of the following is TRUE regarding motor skills development in children?

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1. Gross motor skills are defined as:

2. Turning the pages in a book is an example of which type of motor skill?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Evaluate what you know about motor skills in children with this quiz and worksheet combo. This resource reviews what you know about the different types of motor skills and examples of each type.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet is designed to check your understanding of:

  • The development of motor skills
  • Defining gross motor skills
  • Examples of different types of motor skills
  • Choosing the type of skill that is practiced in different activities

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you remember how to define gross motor skills
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and are able to correctly interpret examples of different motor skills
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the motor skills needed to use forks and spoons to answer a question about it

Additional Learning

You will find a comprehensive overview of this topic in the lesson, Motor Skills Development in Children. This lesson identifies more detail about:

  • How children develop differently
  • The age at which gross motor skills are usually evident
  • The type of motor skill related to small muscles like those of the hands
  • The way children learn most of their motor skills