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Hand Eye Coordination!

Hand eye coordination is the ability to perform movements with the hands while being guided by the hands. Children aged 3-5 years need to continue to develop:

  1. Hand-eye coordination skills and a preference for right or left handedness through play ideas using chalk, pencil, paint and crayon
  2. The understanding of concepts of place and direction, such as up, down, under and beside
  3. Fine motor skills such as jumping, galloping, climbing, pushing and pulling objects


Some key play ideas to ensure good hand eye coordination are:

  1. Throwing and catching a ball using different sizes e.g. tennis, football, ping pong, beach ball
  2. Threading and lacing
  3. Gardening and using garden tools
  4. Skittles
  5. Cutting and sticking activities