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

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