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Developing Fine Motor Skills

During the preschool years there are a number of fine motor skills that your child will master.  Increased hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills will allow your child to perform everyday task which will lead to greater independence and self-confidence.  The mastery of these skills will set a foundation for exploration and learning, and creative expression:

Clap hands
Touch fingers
Throw a ball
Turn doorknobs
Feed themselves
Drink from a cup
Help dress themselves
String large beads
Put large pegs in a pegboard
Build a tower up to 10 blocks
Complete puzzles with five or more pieces
Turn pages in a book
Use pencils and crayons
Color and draw
Copy a circle
Draw vertical or horizontal lines
Paste things onto paper
Use safety scissors to cut shapes

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