2 Years Development – ​​Gross Motor Skills

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2 Years Development – ​​Gross Motor Skills

Gross motor (physical) skills are abilities that require whole-body movement and involve the body’s large (as core stabilizers) muscles to perform everyday actions such as standing, walking, running, and sitting upright. It also includes hand-coordination skills such as ball-playing skills (throwing, catching, hitting).

Developmental Stage

  • Sits, crawls and walks 
  • Learns to walk well and becomes less lazy about walking/running
  •  Pushes the ball (can’t hit it exactly) 
  • Walks smoothly and turns corners 
  • Starts running 
  • Can carry or drag a toy while walking
  • Climbs and descends on furniture without support 
  •  Go up and down stairs with support 
  •  Picks up toys without falling
Possible Situations Encountered When It Doesn’t Progress

  • Lag in game playing abilities –
  • Difficulty interacting with the environment due to delay in ability to take active action
  • Poor muscle development
  • Poor muscle development in running and jumping ability
  • Delay in ability to play games and interact with the environment on their own 
  • Weakness in interacting socially

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