Gross Motor (Large muscle and motor development):
Active play has a host of benefits:
Develops endurance Control of body movements
Awareness of body in space Self-regulation of emotions
Co-operation and communication with peers Independence in managing self and persevere
Assessing and taking risks Providing opportunities for children to develop large motor skills benefits their overall health, cognitive ability, and confidence
Fine Motor (small muscle development in finger, hands & forearms):
Having many experiences playing and building with small items, crayons or pencils helps develop both hand-eye coordination as well as the skills for printing.