Fine Motor

Fine motor skills are those that involve a refined use of the small muscles which control the hand, fingers, and thumb. With the development of these skills, a child is able to complete important tasks such as writing, feeding, buttoning, and zipping. These abilities gradually develop through experience and exposure to a variety of toys, materials and even foods. The development of fine motor skills is important for the hands to develop dexterity (preforming tasks) and strengthening. As parents and caregivers, we can help this process by encouraging play. We can explore and interact with a variety of toys, clothing fasteners, safe scissors, play dough, and other tactile items. Here is a link with 40 different fun fine motor activities that you can do at home.

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