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 16MOTOR Skills Developing Large Motor Skills Children need large motor skills for playing games, sports, and other physical activities. Throw or kick a large ball back and forth. Take your child to the park to run, swing, and climb on the playground equipment. Practice hopping, jumping, and standing on one foot. Developing Fine Motor Skills Children need fine motor skills to color, paint, cut, and draw—and to learn how to write their letters. Always have crayons, pencils, markers, and different types of paper available for scribbling and drawing. Provide playdough or clay to help develop hand muscles. Help string cereal on pipe cleaners, build towers with blocks, and put simple puzzles together. Provide safety scissors and old magazines to cut up. Draw simple shapes and have your child try to trace over them. When ready, teach your child how to write his/her name. Have your child then“sign”all drawings and artwork. When you’re making grocery lists, paying bills, and writing notes, talk about how important writing is—and how you use it every day. 14