Our learning objectives are for a child to DEMONSTRATE CONTROL when attempting small, precise finger and hand movements, such as: Writing with a pencil and cutting with a scissor; Using a form or spoon; threading beads; moving puzzle pieces; zipping and buttoning; tying shoe laces, and more!
Fine motor control involve the COORDINATED MOVEMENT of small muscles in the hands and fingers. Strong fine motor skills are essential as we approach many self-help and life tasks. Without well-developed fine motor skills, a child may have difficulty learning to write or performing many of the other critical tasks presented in the preschool and kindergarten classrooms.
The LICENSED TEACHERS in the Discovery Center classrooms plan activities to involve a child’s dominant and non-dominant hand working together. They actively teach proper pencil and scissor grasps; as well as provide a variety of materials, games and experiences to build strong fine motor skills.