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Gross motor movement involves large muscle groups such as legs or arms or whole body. Locomotor movement means to use the large muscle groups to move from one place to another. When children walk, march, tiptoe or run, they are engaging in both gross motor and locomotor movement. Movement of all kinds strengthens muscles and keeps the cardiovascular system healthy, as well as fosters balance, coordination, rhythm, and improved cognitive development. Children have an inherent need to move and express themselves through movement. In the music classroom children are given abundant opportunities to move and dance in new and familiar ways which create an environment where the all these skills can flourish and develop.