(HealthDay News) -- By 3 years of age, children should master concentration skills and the muscle control necessary to make precise movements with their fingers.
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The American Academy of Pediatrics says parents can help achieve these milestones by letting their children:
- Play with building blocks.
- Put together simple jigsaw puzzles of four to five pieces.
- Practice with pegboards, or placing large beads onto strings.
- Practice pouring a container of water into cups or other containers of different sizes.
- Use chalk or crayons to color.
- Build sandcastles.
- Practice buttoning, zipping, lacing and snapping on large dolls.
-- Diana Kohnle
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