Through practice and repetition, children can develop their fine motor skills to help refine movements and hone precision. Fine motor skills allow children to perform actions with the small muscles in the hands, fingers, and wrists. These skills develop through practice and repetition, and help refine movements and hone precision. Activities like lacing, beading, puzzles, and arts and crafts encourage fine motor movements through play and support pincer grasp, hand-eye coordination, and isolated finger movements. Fine motor skills are needed for everyday tasks like brushing teeth, eating, and writing with a pencil.
Fine motor weaknesses can impact a child both at home and in the classroom. By strengthening fine muscles, children are able to dress or groom themselves, as well as turn the pages of a book or use a computer. Fine motor skills can be practiced in a variety of fun ways from picking up pieces while playing a game to putting together a puzzle or stacking items.
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Beckie E., Mother of 5 year old Dylan who has a speech impairment, Pigeon, MI