Children are naturally curious. One of the ways they learn about the world is by exploring objects and materials with their hands. These hand skills are called fine motor skills.
During the early years, children learn to use their hands for important skills, such as feeding and dressing themselves, for play, and self-care skills they’ll need for the rest of their lives. That’s also why fine motor skill development is key to kindergarten readiness.
Try the following activity from Everyday Play, a book chock-full of fun (and easy!) activities to get your child ready for kindergarten.