VISUAL MOTOR

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    VISUAL MOTOR

     

    Visual motor integration refers to the ability to coordinate motor movement with a visual stimulus. In other words it is the ability to smoothly coordinate the movement of the eyes with each other and the head, neck, hands, and body.  A combination of visual perception and fine motor development is needed to complete these tasks.  

     

    GREAT ACTIVITIES TO HELP PROMOTE VISUAL MOTOR

    • Playing with blocks, legos, Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys for constructive building.  Have the child imitate your building – start simple and add more pieces and angles to increase the complexity
    • Copying and/or drawing shapes, letters, numbers, pictures using a multi-sensory approach (in sand, with finger paint/regular paint with paintbrush, using chalk on easel or on cement, with shaving cream, etc.)
    • Using popsicle sticks to make letters, shapes
    • Making repeating patterns out of manipulatives (pegs, beads, coins, loose buttons) or food items (blueberries, strawberries, etc.).  Start simple (AB pattern, then ABB, then ABC, etc.)
    • Using scissors to cur out pictures, shapes, coupons, and/or advertisements for toys they like.
    • Completing dot to dot, mazes, etc.