In Early Years classes we also focus on developing students gross motor skills development and fine motor skills development. For gross motor skills, teachers use games and activities that involve walking, jumping, crawling, climbing, rolling, throwing, and assuming a range of positions, progressing from uncontrolled and random movements to more controlled coordination and rhythmic movements. For fine motor skills, our teachers use activities that focus development on use of preferred hand, eye-hand coordination, one-dimensional spatial understanding and controlled, small action. They do this by working with different materials creatively, by making jigsaw puzzles, by drawing, and by working with construction materials.
Through play development we ensure that our Early Learners develop self-confidence and become more curious about the world around them. Along with free play, teachers use structured play for this, including simple role play, board games and participating in team activities.