Motor skills develop a child's physical ability, manual dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. Through the right use of toys and activities, you can help your child to help develop fine motor skills and gross motor skills, which allows them to perform better in both academic and physical activities in the future. Fine motor skills are those skills that include the ability to do such things as write and manipulate small objects. Gross motor skill, or large motor skills, are activities such as running, jumping and hopping that require balance and coordination.
Attention to your child's motor skills should begin early in life. Begin with large-piece wooden puzzles, big crayons and manipulative toys. Shape sorters, activity centers, lacing toys, and puzzles helps children develop eye-hand coordination skills. Construction toys, jigsaw puzzles that require fitting multiple parts to form a whole offer children excellent opportunities to refine and coordinate perceptual, motor and cognitive skills
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