Observe the child with markers and paper.
Give the child markers or crayons and paper on a small table, where the child can be stable and comfortably reach the paper.
The child makes small tight circular motions with his hands and wrist.
Early childhood educators and parents can provide opportunities each day to let children experiment with writing, drawing, and painting tools. All help build the child’s fine motor skills and desire to communicate through writing and drawing. Encourage early childhood educators and parents to comment on the child’s work and ask, “What would you like to tell me about your picture?”
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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