During Golden Time we will be focusing on our fine motor skills and our hand-eye co-ordination. These skills are essential for performing everyday tasks such as self care (clothing fastenings, using cutlery) and academic skills (writing, computing). Without the ability to complete these tasks, a child's self esteem can suffer and their academic performance can be compromised. They may also struggle to develop appropriate independence in life skills such as dressing and feeding.
Fine motor skills (dexterity) is the co-ordination of small muscle movements with the eyes. They usually involve movements that occur in the wrists, hands and fingers, and the feet and toes. Efficient fine motor skills require a number of independent skills to work simultaneously to appropriately manipulate an object or perform a task.