The purpose of this page is to help parent(s) teach their child(ren) and ultimately better prepare them for the Kindergarten Entrance Exam.
Parenting for School Success — Key Skills
Fine Motor Skills
A child will be unable to draw or write if their fine motor skills are under developed. Think of the following activities as a workout for these important muscles:
Coloring, drawing, play dough, stringing beads, stringing fruit loops, sorting buttons, playing with Legos, and other small building toys.
Teach your child to dress themselves including tying shoes, snapping, zipping and buttoning. A good method is to use backward chaining which means you do all the steps and teach your child to do the last and most satisfying step. Gradually extend it to the last 2 steps and then 3 until your child is independent.