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The term gross motor skills refers to the abilities usually acquired through infancy to early childhood as part of the child's motor development. By the time they reach 2 years of age, almost all children are able to stand up, walk and run, walk up stairs etc. These skills are built upon, improved and better controlled throughout early childhood. These movements come from large muscle groups and whole body movement.
Gross motor skills - are simple, large-muscle group actions like a squats, pushups and push/pull-type movements. Unlike fine and complex motor skills, gross motor skills DO NOT deteriorate under stress.
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