Your preschooler can do more and more with her body! See what motor skills to look for at this age.
From big body movements like playing sports, to small muscle activities like writing letters, preschoolers are learning to do a lot more with their bodies. Here is what you can expect at this age:
Walking up and down stairs one foot at a time
Using larger writing tools, like fat crayons, and holding them in a writing position
Balancing on one foot for a few seconds
Skipping, throwing a ball overhand
Drawing stick figures showing head, body, and legs
Turning book pages one at a time
Turning door handles
Jumping and climbing with better balance
Buttoning with large and small buttons
Pouring liquids from cup/pitcher
Catching a ball
Running easily and smoothly
Beginning or independently using the bathroom
Eating by him/herself with the appropriate utensils.
Riding a tricycle or bicycle with training wheels (remember to use a helmet!)
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QUICK TIP: Remember that every preschooler is unique and may develops at different rates. If you're concerned about your child's development in any way, talk to your pediatrician or family doctor.