Fine Motor skills are an important part of the development of early writing skills. They are an important skills for performing everyday tasks such as writing, cutting, construction, dressing and using cutlery. Fine motor skills involve the use of the smaller muscle of the hands through coordination with the brain. They are built on gross motor skills that involve the whole body and larger muscles (see gross motor section). The development of fine motor skills not only contributes to a child's academic progress but also their independence and ability to complete tasks.
- pegs on clothes/ washing line/ string/ box
- using pegs to pick up small items
- large toys/ balls into holes in a cardboard box
- posting small items into small containers
See examples of other fine motor activities by clicking the following link and by looking at the photographs below.