Wondering if your tot is on track when it comes to age-appropriate fine and gross motor skills?
Gross motor: Walk up and down stairs while holding rail; climb; run with feet wide
Fine motor: Scribble with a crayon; feed self with a spoon
Gross motor: Pedal a tricycle; jump from a small step
Fine motor: Snip with scissors; put on shoes
Gross motor: Catch a ball; walk downstairs with alternating feet
Fine motor: Use the toilet independently; eat with a fork; hold a pencil
Gross motor: Hop; catch small balls; walk on tiptoes
Fine motor: Brush teeth and hair; fasten buttons and zippers
Gross motor: Skip; perform a running kick; stand on one foot for 10 seconds
Fine motor: Begin to tie laces; use a knife to spread; print name
— Source: CanChild
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A version of this article appeared in our January 2014 issue with the headline “Is it a stage or is it a symptom?” p.29.