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Topic: Fine motor skills 

Early Childhood

 Standard 1.  Children develop physical abilities and healthy practices
  0-9 months
   Benchmark 6.Controls small muscles in hands (e.g., grasps, holds, shakes, and releases objects; uses hand in raking or sweeping motion; holds small block using thumb and fingertips)
   Benchmark 7.Develops hand-eye coordination (e.g., follows a moving object with eyes; reaches for objects; looks at an object in hand while bringing it to mouth; transfers an object from one hand to the other)
  8-18 months
   Benchmark 5.Controls small muscles in hands (e.g., mimics hand clapping or waving good-bye, uses pincher grasp, points with index finger)
   Benchmark 6.Develops hand-eye coordination to manipulate objects (e.g., transfers an object from hand to hand; uses a spoon, toy hammer, or crayon; squeezes objects; stacks blocks; turns pages of a book )
  16-36 months
   Benchmark 5.Develops control and coordination of the fingers, wrists, and hands (e.g., opens a door by turning the handle, holds a marker with thumb and finger, uses one hand to hold and drink from a cup, digs in sand with a spoon or shovel)

Physical Education

 Standard 1.  Uses a variety of basic and advanced movement forms
  Level Pre-K (Grade Pre-K)
   Benchmark 6.Demonstrates strength and control to accomplish a variety of tasks
    Knowledge/skill statements
     3.Uses small muscles to turn a door knob
     4.Uses small muscles to remove a lid
     5.Manipulates clay materials
     6.Squeezes a sponge
   Benchmark 7.Uses hand-eye coordination to complete tasks (e.g., string beads, do puzzles, copy and trace a variety of figures)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Strings large beads
     2.Cuts paper along a line
     3.Completes a large-pieced puzzle
     4.Copies and traces shapes, letters, and numerals
   Benchmark 8.Uses manual coordination to control tools (e.g., pencils, crayons, scissors) and manipulate objects (e.g., zippers, buttons, snaps)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Holds writing utensil with fisted grip
     2.Holds writing utensil with thumb and forefinger
     3.Uses pincer grasp for small objects
     4.Uses scissors with some skill
     5.Uses eating utensils