Fine Motor Development Therapy in Illinois | Fine Motor Delays

Fine Motor Development

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.

Fine Motor 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!

  1. Use Playdough to make letters, shapes, and to poke with beads or put pegs in
  1. Place buttons, coins, or sticks in a slot or container
  1. Use homemade lacing cards with string
  1. Try stringing pasta, pool noodles, beads, Cheerios on string/pipe cleaners
  1. Make sensory bins with dried beans, rice, or cotton balls
  1. Use shaving cream or whipped cream to draw and play with
  1. Place tape on a surface and trace with fingers or play with toy cars. Peel tape off toys.
  1. Place clothes pins on cardboard, pick up small items, or hang items
  1. Use tongs and tweezers to pick up and place small items
  1. Use a spray bottle to water the sidewalk, shoot at targets, make art

Mobile Therapy Centers provides FREE screenings/consultations so why not take advantage of the opportunity to have your child seen by a professional and answer any questions you may have? To learn more, please visit our website and don’t hesitate to contact us to speak with one of our Occupational Therapists.

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.

Contact MTC for free screenings/consultations. We also provide Telehealth services. MTC accepts most commercial insurance. Contact us to learn more.


If you have any questions regarding our services, please call us at 800-977-9072 to schedule a FREE consultation/screening