Get a Grip on Fine Motor Development.....

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Fine motor skills involve the use of small muscles that control the hand, fingers, and thumb. These skills help children perform everyday tasks like feeding themselves, zipping and buttoning clothing, writing, drawing, self-help skills, and so many more. When children have the ability to complete daily self-care tasks their self-esteem and confidence increase.


Children will oftentimes become upset or frustrated if they can not complete everyday tasks, it is important that we work with children on developing fine motor skills early on, as skills will develop and improve as children move through childhood, they need plenty of opportunities to practice.


Activities to develop fine motor skills:

  • Coloring/ drawing with different art mediums paint, markers, crayons, pencils

  • Cutting

  • Tracing

  • Writing

  • Snap cubes

  • Playdough

  • Sorting objects using tongs or tweezers

  • Use spring-loaded clothespins

  • Building with legos and blocks

  • Puzzles

  • Dressing dolls

  • Beading

  • Drawing with sidewalk chalk

  • Eating and cutting food

  • Brushing hair and teeth

  • Buttons and zippers on shirts and jackets


What is your favorite activity to do with your child to promote their fine motor development skills?


Anne Q. | Master Teacher

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