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Motor skills acquisition and development


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Motor skills acquisition and development

  1. 1. Dexterity
  2. 2. Fine Motor Skills  coordination & control of the wrists, fingers and hands  Help children to be more independent in carrying out daily activities such as cutting with a pair of scissors and applying glue on a piece of paper  Allows children to perform sel-help tasks such as tying shoelaces and fastening buttons on their clothes
  3. 3. Well-developed fine motor skills will help children to be able to use  drawing  writing  art tools such as pencils, chalks and paintbrushes more efficiently will allow children  to be skilful in using their fingers to create art works
  4. 4. Initial stage of fine motor skills development Children should be given learning opportunities  to use their hands to carry out different tasks such as tearing paper, kneading dough and building block structures  to gain more confidence in using their hands and fingers to manipulate objects such as scissors, shoelaces, zips and button  to strenghten their hand muscles to be more precise in performing more complex skills such as cutting and threading
  5. 5. Key Knowledge /skills/ disposition  Manipulate objects with dexterity  Use eye-hand coordination to perform fine motor skills Important!  Teachers have the flexibility to provide learning opportunities based on their children’s abilities, interests and developmental needs.
  6. 6. Children’s learning and development look like…  Manipulate play dough by squeezing , rolling and kneading into shapes and objects  Use glue to paste items (e.g. coloured paper, beads, ice-cream sticks) on paper  Hold paper with one hand and cut with the other  Use scissors to cut shapes with straight and curved lines  Build structures with blocks
  7. 7. Activities of fine motor skills development  Kneading dough  Modeling clay  Shadow play – use their fingers to perform their stories,  Finger puppets  Origami, folding paper  Preparing picture montage  Threading beads  Painting  Colouring  Drawing with patterns  Copying  Drawing  10+1 lazy number eight – develop coordination
  8. 8. Summary Motor Skills Development goes beyond helping children to acquire motor skills. Through carefully planned and organized activities by the teachers, children will also develop healthy habits and fitness, and learn about safety at home, in kindergarten and at public places.