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Gross Motor Development: Your Pre-schooler at 3 to 4 Years

Gross Motor Development allows a child to gain balance and bring large muscles under control in order to master physical activities such as sitting, crawling, walking, running, climbing, jumping and generally enjoy all that his body allows him to do.

Typical Skills

  • Runs several steps with alternating arm movements
  • Catches, bounces and throws a ball easily
  • Climbs, slides and swings on playground equipment
  • Gets up from squatting position without any help
  • Gallops, runs, walks, wiggles, and tiptoes with other classmates

Emerging Skills

  • Catches a large ball with arms extended
  • Gallops, runs, walks and tiptoes as part of a group activity
  • Jumps off the ground with a two-footed jump
  • Turns somersaults
  • Stands on one foot with momentary balance
 

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