After years of watching kindergarten students acclimate to the classroom, some students set themselves apart from their peers quickly.
When looking at a typical group of kindergarten students, some stand out because they are very verbal or already good readers. Other students may shine because they have great drawing or writing skills. Then other students may stand out because they have more common sense, can problem solve and are very self sufficient in the classroom. They also know what is in their schoolbag!
Often, these students are some of my most successful learners!
What are fine motor skills and why are they so important as your child begins their school career? How does your child measure up?
The ability to color, draw and eventually write is one of the most important skills your child will focus on in kindergarten. And yet, many children enter their formal schooling far behind their peers in this area. Motor skills are often over-looked by parents because the major focus is on learning letters and reading. Read more to find out how to help your child be well prepared to begin their school career.