From birth to three years children start to develop basic hand-eye skills, such as reaching for and grasping objects, feeding and dressing themselves (or at least attempting to), and begin to recognise concepts of place and direction. They also start to develop the ability to manipulate objects using finer motor skills.
From three to five years old, most children exhibit a preference for using either their left or right hands and understand and use concepts of direction (up, down, under, next to etc.) more confidently. Children become physically more adventurous and co-ordinated, and crucially for school readiness, develop eye/ hand/ body coordination, eye teaming, and depth perception.
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