CORE SKILLS

Move

Move is a child’s ability to move their body to achieve their goals. This includes the development of gross and fine motor skills, as well as the ability to care for and make healthy choices for themselves.

Educators can support these skills by providing a positive, safe environment for children to observe and try new movements, foods, and self-care routines, and by promoting children’s independence.

Boy and girl jumping and hopping

Topic-by-Topic

Explore ways you can support young children's motor skills, self-help skills, and healthy habits
Children jumping game

Gross Motor Skills

Learn how you can support  children’s abilities to move around and engage in physical activity.

Fine Motor Skills

Help children control and strengthen their small muscle movements to perform basic self-help and learning tasks.

Girl signing her name

Self-Care

Learn how to promote self-help skills and encourage children to do as much as possible on their own.

girl holding up vegetable soup recipe

Healthy Habits

How you can introduce and encourage positive thoughts and healthy habits from a young age.