7 Essential Motor Skills needed for a Child to Reach Academic Success

By: Integrated Learning Strategies

1. Hand-eye Coordination A strong development of hand-eye coordination can prepare the brain and body for handwriting, letter formation and tracking words across the page

2. Bilateral Coordination Developing bilateral coordination is an important skill needed for simple tasks like holding the paper with one hand while the other writes across the page.

3. Core Muscle Believe it or not, a strong core can help a child sit upright in their chair while supporting the head for copying notes off the chalkboard.

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