Gross motor skills require whole body movement and involve large muscles of the body to perform everyday functions, like standing walking, running and jumping.
Fine motor skills involve the use of the smaller muscle of the hands, commonly in activities like using pencils, scissors, construction with lego or duplo, doing up buttons and opening lunch boxes.
Understanding of language is the ability to understand words. It involves gaining information and meaning from routine, visual information within the environment, sounds and words
Children think mathematically, long before they start school, and there is substantial growth in numeracy skills during preschool. Such informal knowledge about numbers is often referred to as ‘number sense’. Children show their number sense in many everyday problem-solving situations involving numbers and measurement.
Creativity is the freest form of self-expression. ... The ability to be creative, to create something from personal feelings and experiences, can reflect and nurture children's emotional health. The experiences children have during their first years of life can significantly enhance the development of their creativity.
Painting, colouring, writing, making music, and making crafts are all creative activities.
Social & Emotional Skills
Social skills are the skills we use everyday to interact and communicate with others. They include verbal and non-verbal communication, such as speech, gesture, facial expression and body language. A person has strong social skills if they have the knowledge of how to behave in social situations and understand both written and implied rules when communicating with others.