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Fine Motor

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Visual-Motor

0-2 Months

  • Briefly retains an object in the hand
  • Holds head up while lying on stomach
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  • Follows an object visually in vertical, horizontal and circular patterns
  • 3-5 Months

  • Reaches for objects
  • Transfers a toy from one hand to the other
  • Sits with support
  • Brings hands to feet while lying on back
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    6-8 Months

  • Starts to pinch
  • Points with finger
  • Rolls over
  • Sits alone
  • Begins crawling
  • Finger feeds
  • Assists with cup and spoon feeding
  • Full visual control
  • 10-12 Months

  • Picks up small objects with tips of finger and thumb
  • Begins standing
  • Cooperates with dressing
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    1-2 Years

  • Builds with blocks
  • Scribbles
  • Walks backwards
  • Walks up steps
  • Begins to use a cup and spoon by themselves
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    2-3 Years

  • Copies lines and circles when drawn by another
  • Jumps
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  • Begins to do formboard puzzles
  • 3-4 Years

  • Opens jar lids
  • Hops
  • Uses spoon and fork
  • Dresses self
  • Brushes teeth
  • Completes a simple puzzle
  • 4-5 Years

  • Laces
  • Zips and unzips
  • Buckles and unbuckles
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  • Draws a person
  • 5-6 Years

  • Colors within a one inch area
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  • Cuts with a knife and fork
  • Ties shoes
  • Prints first name