Fine motor practice

Reading, writing and math are very important skills to develop. But, did you know that fine motor skills are usually overlooked? There are many ways to develop fine motor skills.  Once in school, a child’s little fingers and hands must be strong enough to perform certain tasks. So, let your child play and experiment with picking up objects with tweezers, lining up little cars and paper clips, putting puzzles together, threading beads on string, squeezing a spray bottle, etc. You can also let your child use scissors, glue, paint and tear little pieces of paper. These are just a few examples of materials and activities that you can do with your child at home to prepare him/her for school.

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