4 ways to prepare your child for school
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This activity helps your child to develop fine motor control in their hands, as well as hand-eye coordination.
Sit with your baby and read their favourite picture books. Point at the pictures and discuss the images. Ask your child to turn the pages. Don’t worry if your child decides to turn through all of the pages quickly before you have read them.
A little variation to this: sit with your child and pass their favourite hand-sized toys back and forth. Discuss each toy. Encouraging your child to pick up small objects is a great way to develop their fine motor skills. This will start with them picking up using a whole hand grasp, and develop to picking up using their thumb and fingers.