16 To help develop eye-hand coordination, play catch in the backyard or put a puzzle together. Work on fine-motor skills by making a game of common activities, such as zipping and unzipping a jacket, buckling and unbuckling a belt, or using locks and keys. Drawing, painting, and color- ing also strengthen fine-motor skills. A child’s development at this age is reflected in how easily the child picks up new vocabulary, such as the names of dinosaurs, animals, or flowers. Words such as“Tyrannosaurus Rex”are not only fun for your child to say, they also help your child learn to distinguish sounds. Visit the nearest library and get books, CDs, or videos on a subject your child is interested in, and help your child learn new vocabulary.