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Physical-Sensory Motor Development

Physical development refers to a child’s rate of growth and control over muscles, coordination, and ability to sit, stand, walk, and run. Motor development is part of physical development and refers to the growth in the ability of children to use their bodies and physical skills.

Sensory and motor development is the process whereby a child gains use and coordination of his/her muscles of the trunk, arms, legs and hands (motor development), and begins to experience (through sensory input) the environment through sight, sounds, smell, taste and hearing.