Motor Skill Development
The Early Years: A Critical Time for Motor Skill Development
Early Development Instrument (EDI) measurements show that children in Grey Bruce are consistently more likely than Ontario children to score as vulnerable in the Physical Health and Well Being domain. This includes fine and gross motor skill development. Vulnerability means children are struggling and therefore, at risk of encountering difficulties in the school years and beyond. Factors that contribute to motor skill development include: physical activity, the role of play, stimulating social and physical environments, instructional approaches and societal influences.
Collaboration for Action
Collaborative action is required in order to create supportive, nurturing environments for all children to learn the fundamental motor skills necessary for school readiness. The Call-to-Action presents evidence based strategies for collaborative committees and community partners in all sectors.
Toolkits to support the implementation of strategies that support motor skill development are coming soon.