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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Motor development activities

Physical activities such as movement and dance are used to foster the development of the young child's gross motor skills. Materials aiding the development of gross motor skills include:

  • Large blocks;
  • Natural resources;
  • Playground equipment; and
  • Tricycles.

Activities that help children develop their fine motor skills include:

  • Grasping;
  • Holding;
  • Pushing and pulling;
  • Removing items;
  • Turning; and
  • Winding and placing.

Fine motor development is aided by:

  • Assembling puzzles;
  • Building;
  • Drawing;
  • Molding clay;
  • Painting; and
  • Pouring.

Opportunities to further use and refine fine motor skills occur when dressing and undressing for outdoor play, and at lunch, through the manipulation of utensils. Examples include:

  • Buckles;
  • Buttons;
  • Snaps;
  • Use of a fork and spoon; and
  • Zippers.