During the period of early childhood, mastering fine motor skills is a very important process needed for physical and cognitive development. However, for a number of different reasons, there are some children who do not develop at the same pace as an average child. It is important for parents and physicians to recognize children who are not on track developmentally because the earlier the cause of the delay can be determined, the earlier parents can start working with the child to correct or minimize these deficits. Often, the earlier children begin to work on their developmental deficits, the greater the advancements they can make.
By the age of three, a child should be able to do the following:
Conduct an Internet search using the two phrases listed below. Your results will help you better understand the kind of milestones that are used to assess the development of fine motor skills in young children.
Using the Internet, research observational and motor learning and activities that can be used to help develop motor skills. Then, address the following:
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