Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16Fine Motor Skills Children need fine motor skills to color, paint, write, cut, paste, and draw—activities that kindergarteners do every day. To encourage drawing and writing, have paper, crayons, markers, and colored pencils always available. Provide playdough or clay to develop hand muscles. Get a pair of child-safe scissors and let your child cut up colored paper and magazines. Help your child string beads, build with blocks, and put a puzzle together. Practice zipping and unzipping a jacket, buttoning and unbuttoning a sweater or shirt, and fastening snaps. Some kids seem to be super athletes, even at a young age. Give your child opportunities to develop his/her skills—but keep in mind that trying to do something before a child is ready can lead to frustration. Your Future Superstar Readiness Skills Motor Skills Large Motor Skills Children need large motor skills for playing games, sports, and other physical activities. Play catch in the backyard. Jump rope. Practice running, skipping, and hopping. Kick a soccer ball back and forth. Bounce a basketball. 9