Fine motor skills allow you to to make movements using the small muscles in your hands and wrists. It is important for children to develop fine motor coordination so they can learn how to perform basic everyday tasks like reaching, grasping, and moving objects. Through fine motor skill development, children learn to use tools such as crayons, chalk, pencils, and scissors. Kids also learn and develop handwriting and drawing skills, and they become more independent and understand how their bodies work. It takes both the brain and body’s muscles for these skills to develop, connect and build with all parts of your child’s development.
As children excel in their fine motor skills, their self-esteem grows and it helps connect your child to new experiences.
Here are ten ideas you can do at home any time to help your child develop fine motor skills. Most of these items can be found at home or are inexpensive to purchase. Try one or all of these suggestions, and come up with a few of your own. Have fun!
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Mobile Therapy Centers is a Multidisciplinary Clinic specializing in ABA Therapy for Autism, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, Feeding Therapy and Counseling. We see children at our clinics in Illinois and Tennessee, at your home or at your child’s school/daycare making it convenient for you and your family.