Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education

Fine Motor and Spatial Reasoning

A four-year-old boy builds a ramp during center time. As he builds, he very carefully manipulates the various portions of the structure, meticulously aligning the sections of the pathway and placing the blocks where he feels they are needed. Another boy joins the activity.

They both work in a small space shared with other children building nearby. In addition to fostering fine motor development, Ramps and Pathways provide children opportunities for spatial reasoning as they build in close proximity to one another.