Locomotor skills are those motor skills in which the feet move the body from one place to another. They are (roughly in order of how children learn them):
- Sliding (a sideways gallop)
Most children learn to walk at approximately one year old, and to run, hop, and jump at two. They begin to master galloping, skipping, sliding, and leaping at about age three. Children need some instruction to learn these skills and lots of opportunity to practice them (but most will think that is fun).
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