Visual Motor Development

3-4 years old

    • Towers cubes
    • Colors on a page
    • Copies a vertical, horizontal line
    • Copies a 3-block pyramid
    • Traces on a vertical line
    • Snips paper

4-5 years old

    • Imitates a 5-block gate
    • Copies a cross, square, circle
    • Traces on a horizontal line
    • Cuts on a line

5-6 years old

    • Copies 6-block stairs
    • Attempts to color in the lines
    • Traces letters
    • Copies a triangle, rectangle
    • Cuts out simple shapes

The above skills are listed as a general guideline for the developmental progression of visual motor skills.  This is not a complete list of developmental milestones met during each age bracket.