Fine Motor Skills

Some tips to help to support learning for a child with Fine Motor difficulties:

  • Daily finger exercises and fine motor programmes including lots of threading, picking up small objects, cutting, buttons

  • Practicing pincer grip movements - use tweezers

  • Do lots of messy play

  • Use play dough, stress balls, theraputty to help to strengthen fingers and hands

  • Use special grips for pens and pencils

  • Use different methods to write - sand, rice, foam, mud

  • Practice memory games and give the child extra time to process instructions and what has been said

  • Consider audio books, recording sentences and playing them back to aid writing

Useful sources of information & activities

https://www.iow.nhs.uk/our-services/community-services/occupational-therapy/Paediatric%20occupational-therapy/Handwriting%20and%20Fine%20motor%20skills

https://theimaginationtree.com/40-fine-motor-skills-activities-for-kids/

https://www.theottoolbox.com/fine-motor-skills/

https://www.nhsggc.org.uk/kids/resources/information-packs/fine-motor-activity-kit/

 https://handsonaswegrow.com/fine-motor-skills-activities/

https://teaching2and3yearolds.com/55-ways-strengthen-fine-motor-skills-home/

https://www.learning4kids.net/play-categories/list-of-fine-motor-play-activities/

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