Moving and handling things
You might notice that:
- I like running, walking, jumping, hopping, skipping and moving around in lots of different ways.
- I can go up and down stairs and steps like a grown up, using one foot per step.
- I can carry something I like carefully downstairs, usually stopping with two feet on each step.
- I can run around while stopping, changing direction and slowing down so that I don’t bump into things.
- When you show me how to stand on just one foot I can copy you, just for a second, without falling over.
- I can catch a large ball when you throw it to me.
- I can wave my arms or ribbons to draw up-and-down lines and circles in the air.
- I can use children’s scissors to make snips in paper.
- I can hold my pencil near the point like a grown up, using my thumb and two fingers rather than my whole hand.
- I can make the lines and marks that I want with a pencil.
- When you write my name, I can copy some of the letters by myself on my piece of paper.
How you can help me learn:
- Let me practice using children’s scissors to cut dough, cooked spaghetti or paper.
- Make an obstacle course in the park or garden where I have to run around benches or chairs, crawl under a blanket and crawl through a cardboard box.