Fine Motor Development: Your Toddler at 25 to 30 Months

Typical Skills

  • Scribbles, holding the crayon in whole hand
  • Imitates drawing vertical and horizontal lines
  • Builds a tower of 5 or more blocks
  • Strings beads, picking them up with thumb and forefinger
  • Removes lids from jars, rotating wrist

Emerging Skills

  • Begins to use thumb and fingertips when holding crayon
  • Imitates drawing a cross, copies a circle
  • Folds paper
  • Uses small scissors to snip paper
  • Removes clothing already unbuttoned; pulls up zipper

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