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Videotaping the child's fine-motor skills

Why is it important to videotape the fine-motor skills?

The fine-motor skills require use of hands and fingers as well as eye/finger/hand coordination in grasping and manipulating objects.
It's essential to see how a child's small muscles of the fingers, face, and eyes are developed.

What to record?

The child is
1 year old

The ability of a child to coordinate fine movements. Stimulate the child to:

  • Pick up small objects
  • Manipulate objects, put them in and out of a container
  • Stack 2-3 objects
The child is
2 years old

Stimulate the child to:

  • Unwrap a small toy
  • Feed self, drink from a cup with little help
  • Put clothes on or take it off with the help
  • Manipulate objects, put them in and out of a container
  • Stack 4-6 objects on top of one another
  • Offer the child 2-3 toys at once and record how he/she handles them
  • Offer the child to look at a picture book
The child is
3 years old

Stimulate the child to:

  • Button/unbutton large buttons
  • Dress/undress with or without help
  • Throw a ball
  • Catch a ball
  • Draw something with crayons, markers
  • Turn pages in a book
  • Feed self, drink from a cup without help
  • Wash and dry hands, brush own teeth
The child is
4 years old

Stimulate the child to:

  • Build a tower with 10 or more blocks
  • Form shapes and objects out of clay
  • Paint or draw a picture
  • Eat using the utensils
  • Dress self and lace shoes
  • Catch a large ball
The child is
5 years old
Stimulate the child to:
  • Build a structure using the cubes copying from the picture or a model
  • Draw shapes like circle, square, triangle
  • Reproduce some letters the child knows
  • Cut out a simple shape drawn on the paper
            
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