Good With My Hands: The Many Ways Your Child Is Using his Growing Hand-Eye Coordination
Between the ages of four and five, your child's ability to use his hands is approaching that of an adult, and his hand-eye coordination - the ability to combine hand movements with visual information - has vastly improved. This is the skill that allows him to catch and throw a ball, write on a line, or fit a puzzle piece into place. You'll see his drawing become more detailed and complex, and he'll be able to trace or copy basic shapes. You may see him copying patterns or shapes that he sees. He may build complex structures with blocks and do more complicated puzzles. He can use tools such as hammers or screwdrivers, though don't give him any building projects just yet!
Has your child achieved the following Hand-Eye Coordination developmental milestones yet? If yes, check off all of the skill(s) he has already mastered to date.