As children refine their motor skills, they are able to help themselves by
completing daily activities independently. For example children
between the ages of 2 and 3 are able to put on and take off simplistic
articles of clothing. They are able to manipulate clothing with zippers,
use spoons, string together beads with large holes, and open doors with
doorknobs. When children are between the ages of 3 and 4, they are
able to manipulate clothing with larger buttons, use scissors to cut
paper, and are able to copy simple lined shapes using a pencil. At 4 to
5 years of age, children are able to dress and undress themselves
without assistance. They are also able to manipulate a fork, and have
gained the dexterity to cut around shapes with a pair of scissors. And by
age 6, a child is able to cut softer foods with a knife, and is able to tie his
or her own shoes.
Homeschool unless otherwise stipulated.