Observe the child with a scoop, buried ball, and target.
Encourage the child to dig up a previously buried ball in the sand. Once the ball is found encourage the child to throw it at a target.
The child releases a ball with a strong thrust forward and opening of all fingers.
Encourage parents to let children attempt difficult tasks by themselves. Unlocking the door, turning the handle, helping with fix-it chores, etc., all build confidence as well as fine motor skills and strength.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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