Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Why Hand-Eye Coordination Matters

One of the most important skills any child will learn is hand-eye coordination. Known as the skill that will be used on a daily basis, hand-eye coordination takes the lead when it comes to preparing gross motor skills and fine motor skills. Here at Miss Sue’s, we understand the importance and help our students perfect this vital skill on a daily basis — but why is hand-eye coordination really that important? Let us explain:

Will be Used on a Daily Basis

When it comes to hand-eye coordination, this skill is used every day in a series of situations. Think about it: from driving your vehicle to work to preparing dinner, there are many different avenues as to why this is a very important skill to have in one’s skill set. To further break down the process, hand-eye coordination can be best described as one’s way to track their hand movements with their eyes, which sends electrical signals to the brain and ultimately registers (mentally) what activity is being done — and how they can complete it, too. On a typical day at Miss Sue’s, we let our students partake in a series of different activities that will help perfect their hand-eye coordination, such as playing with modeling clay, stringing macaroni noodles on a string, and playing memory games, to name a few.

Will Improve Motor Skills

In addition to hand-eye coordination being a necessity for daily life, it will also help improve your child’s motor skills in the areas of gross motor skills and fine motor skills. Starting with gross motor skills, these will be essential not only in the area of sports, but also everyday activities such as using your reflexes to react to an impromptu situation. When it comes to fine motor skills, these are the intricate motions that correspond (and work closely) with gross motor skills, such as gripping a basketball tightly. When hand-eye coordination is introduced to your child through the fun array of activities at Miss Sue’s, they’ll be perfecting their gross motor skills and fine motor skills, which are the keys to success. In addition, activities such as reading and writing will also help with hand-eye coordination and will make fine-tuning all motor skills an effortless, fun process! Working on these important skills on a daily basis will open the door to many incredible opportunities! 

At Miss Sue’s Nursery School, our prime educational goal is the development of the whole child — socially, emotionally, physically and educationally. A multi-sensory, holistic approach to learning is provided through play, art, music and physical activities. To learn more about the school and give your child the best pre-k experience, give us a call at 516-938-0894. 

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