Fine & Gross Motor Skills
Children develop both their fine and gross motor coordination throughout the year. Activities that involve lacing, cutting, stringing, pouring, and drawing help students build their fine motor muscles. Many games and math manipulatives, such as links, snap cubes, and tweezers provide fun ways to strengthen the muscles needed for a mature pencil grip. Ample time is provided for gross motor development during PE class and visits to the roof every afternoon. Outside the children have access to a play structure with rope ladders, climbing walls, and several slides. Bicycles, balls, and large building blocks are also available for the children to use as they work together to build structures such as balance beams to aid in their imaginative play and develop their coordination through jumping, hopping, running, pedaling tricycles, and climbing stairs.