Starting kindergarten at the age of 5 or 6 marks the beginning of your child's formal schooling. Kindergartners are still developing their gross motor skills, which involve whole-body movement, and fine motor skills, which involve the coordination of small muscle movements.

We have a specially designed Fine and Gross Motoring Studio for our Kindergarten Children. At The NGP School, we have developed guidelines below on your kindergartner's physical development. However, the information here is intended only as a general guide.

Gross motor skills

Balance

Your child's balance will improve significantly throughout this year. By the end of kindergarten, your child should be able to hop up to 10 feet without stopping

Stand on one foot

Your child should be able to stand on each foot for at least 5 seconds, with their hands on their waist

Skipping

Your child should be able to skip with ease

Walk on tiptoes

Your child should be able to walk on tiptoes for 10 feet

Kicking a ball

Your child should be able to kick a ball with accuracy at a target 10 feet away

Catching a ball

Your child should be able to catch a ball bounced from five feet away

Fine motor skills

Grip a pencil

Your child should be able to grip a crayon or pencil properly, not using a fist

Utensils

Your child should be able to eat using utensils and to cut food using a knife

Print name

Your child should be able to print their own name

Lace shoes

Your child should be able to lace shoes

Scissors

Your child should be able to use scissors to cut shapes out of paper

Tools

Your child should be able to screw and unscrew nuts and bolts

String beads

Your child should be able to string beads

The fine and gross motoring studio at the NGP School is designed to engage children in the above activities and help them learn through fun play activities.

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