• Fine motor control is the coordination of muscles, bones, and nerves to produce small, precise movements. An example of fine motor control is picking up a small item with the index finger and thumb. Fine motor skills are the foundation children need before they learn handwriting, in order to have proper pencil grasp, control of a writing instrument as well as other art-making tools. 
     
    This is one of our assesment categories for report cards.
     
    Below is a list of what would qualify as "developmentally appropriate skills" for kindergarten according to the CWC Art Curriculum.
     
    Kindergarten:
     
    Kindergartners will learn how to use scissors proporly (thumb up inside of the smaller hole, pointer finger left out for stability, and the middle and ring finger inside of the larger hole), cut straight and curved lines.
     
    How to properly hold a paint brush.
     
    Create a variety of lines (horizontal, vertical, curved, intersecting).
     
    Understand that these lines form shapes (circle, rectangle, square, triangle).
     
    How to use glue and paste appropriately.