Hand-eye Coordination: How Hand-eye Coordination Helps Early Readers

By: Integrated Learning Strategies

Hand-eye coordination is important for balance, handwriting, playing sports, and gripping pencils. If your child struggles with hand-eye coordination, they may have difficulty following moving objects and moving their eyes from one spot to another.

Signs of poor hand-eye coordination include difficulty following moving objects, omitting words or numbers, difficulty with fine motor tasks, and a poor sense of direction.

It is important to create opportunities to improve hand-eye coordination in order for a child to have the eye movement and eye-hand coordination skills necessary for reading and writing. To do this, try these activities and tools.

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