What Are Gross Motor Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Examples


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What are gross motor skills?

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1. Which of the following statements are TRUE about gross motor skills?

2. Which of the following is not a gross motor skill?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its related worksheet will test you on the development of gross motor skills in childhood, as well as conditions that can impair these skill developments. Some of the things you'll be asked about in the quiz include examples of gross motor skills and when these skills typically develop in children.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Definition of gross motor skills
  • Use and development of gross motor skills
  • Examples of gross motor skills
  • Conditions that can cause impairments in these skills
  • When different skills develop

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on gross motor skill development in children
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about childhood development in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding when different gross motor skills develop

Additional Learning

To learn more about child development, review the related lesson on Gross Motor Skills in Children. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define gross motor skills
  • Discuss examples of gross motor skills
  • Examine how boys and girls develop gross motor skills differently
  • Learn which gross motor skills should be achieved at points between one month and six years
  • Explore disorders that can delay gross motor skill development