Activities for Preschoolers: Gross and Fine Motor Skills

Activities for Preschoolers: Gross and Fine Motor Skills 

Chronological and developmental age dictate how and when opportunities for motor skill development occur. A caregiver’s interaction with the child is a necessary part of motor skill development. This course will help the learner understand the developmental course of motor development and what can be done to promote it.


Hours: 0.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education


This course is approved by the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education.

Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-APGFMS
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Define fine and gross motor skills.
Identify typical fine and gross motor development.
List four things that can be done to create a safe environment for motor skills to develop.
Identify activities and materials that support the development of fine and gross motor skills in children 0-5 years of age.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Defining Motor Skill Development in Young Children A. Motor Skills Defined B. Movin’ and Groovin’ C. Review D. Summary Section 3: Creating Environments and Activities that Support Motor Skill Development in Young Children A. Creating a Safe Environment for Teaching Motor Skills B. Activities that Promote Motor Skill Development C. Review D. Summary Section 4: Conclusion A. Summary B. Congratulations

Expert Reviewer: Cathy Grace EdD
Dr. Cathy Grace is a career early childhood educator. She has experiences in the classroom as well as state government, the private sector and teacher education. Formerly the Early Childhood Coordinator for the Mississippi Department of Education charged with implementing public school kindergarten, she has directed preschool programs serving three and four year-old's and was professor of education at Mississippi State University as well as directing the Early Childhood Institute. The Institute provided professional development and technical assistance to childcare providers statewide and provided guidance to policymakers on early childhood programs in the state. She has co-authored books on portfolio assessment and how to address the impact of natural disasters on childcare centers and young children. After working at the Children’s Defense Fund as the director of early childhood policy, she returned to Mississippi and is currently the program director for the Gilmore Early Learning Initiative. Disclosure: Cathy Grace EdD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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The target audience for this course is: Entry level General Staff; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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