The Significance of Motor Skills
Motor skill development establishes the foundation of our physical interactions with the world. From the delicate movements of fingers to the broader motions of arms and legs, these skills determine how we explore, interact, and express ourselves.
As emphasized in this study, an infant’s behavior is rooted in motor skills, from posture adjustments to social interactions. Therefore, at its core, all behavior essentially stems from motor behavior, and proper development is essential to a child’s ability to interact with the world, including:
- Being able to move and complete tasks independently
- Being able to explore the world around them, promoting cognitive, speech, and sensory development
- Giving them confidence and independence, promoting skills such as executive function
- Meeting developmental milestones