Motor Skills

Motor skill development (also referred to as physical development) is an important part of early childhood development. Large motor skills include learning how to control those bigger muscles in a child’s body which allows young children to master such actions as walking, running, throwing, jumping, and walking across a balance beam. Fine motor skills includes the development of those small muscles in a child’s body such as those in the hands and wrists. Fine motor development and eye-hand coordination are the foundations for mastering such skills as writing, gluing, painting, cutting, sewing, and weaving.

Click on this link to learn more about large motor development.

Large Motor Skills for Preschoolers by Teach Preschool


Click on this link to learn more about fine motor development.

The Bloggers Talk about Fine Motor Skills by Teach Preschool

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Tracing letters, numbers, and shapes on the flannel board

This idea may look very simple, and it is, but it has been one of the best tools for giving my students a little practice in tracing letters or shapes (we haven’t tried it with numbers yet) in my classroom!

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