3 Years Development – ​​Gross Motor Skills

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3 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


  • It mimics standing on one leg.
  • Mimics movements that use two limbs (like raising both arms at the same time).
  • The toy climbs the ladder and steps.
  • Tricycle rides a bike.
  • Goes up and down stairs by changing feet.
  • Jumps with both feet together.
  • He walks on tiptoe.
  • Captures objects using his body

Possible Situations Encountered When It Doesn’t Progress

  • Difficulty using opportunities to engage in social interaction.
  • Poor development of bodily awareness and movement planning abilities.
  • Difficulty using toys in the playground.
  • Difficulty or lack of confidence in interacting with other children in existing settings (such as parks and playgrounds).

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