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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.

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