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Visual Motor Control


Visual motor control is the ability to control movement of small muscle groups in conjunction with eye muscles. To assist your small child’s development of visual motor control, do the following:{{more}}

1. Draw a line pattern on a piece of paper and have your child trace the pattern with a finger.

2. Have your child practice turning the pages of a book or magazine.

3. Have your child make pictures using scrap material such as strings, buttons, beads and shells.

4. Have your child string pieces of macaroni like beads.

5. Fold a piece of paper into many parts. Open the paper up and have your child draw along the crease line.

6. Put some cornmeal or sand in a tray and have your child draw shapes and letters in it.

7. Write letters and have your child trace over them with a pencil, pen or crayon.

8. Have your child color in the O’s in a newspaper article.

These may seem easy but to a very small child they do wonders in the development of their visual motor control and even enable some to later excel in many areas of life. I suggest you try them out

Have a good weekend!

Dr Kenneth Onu is a resident Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Beachmont Eye Institute/Eyes R Us.
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Tel: 784 456-1210