Gross motor development is the development of the ability to use the large muscles in our body for everyday functions such as standing, crawling and walking. This can be seen in young children when we discuss their developmental milestones, these are a guide of where children should be at a certain age, sometimes they may complete tasks earlier or later and there are no difficulties. If there is a significant delay in milestones this can affect a number of factors and can sometimes indicate an underlying difficulty, this is always something to keep in mind.
4- 6 months
If milestones are not met there can be difficulties in the following areas:
Gross Motor Development Books for Parents/Carers
Gross Motor Development Books for Educators
Written by Ruth Lamb