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Fine Motor

This section contains information on how to support your child with their Fine Motor skills, if you have any further information please let me know and I will add it.

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

Isle of Wight NHS Trust - Handwriting & Fine motor skills (iow.nhs.uk)

40 Fine Motor Skills Activities - The Imagination Tree

Fine Motor Skills - The OT Toolbox

Fine Motor Activity Kit | NHS GGC

Improve Kids Fine Motor Skills with 30 Materials & Activities | HOAWG

(handsonaswegrow.com)

Thank you! (teaching2and3yearolds.com)

List of Fine Motor Play Activities | Learning 4 Kids

20+ SIMPLE HANDS ON ACTIVITIES THAT HELP BUILD FINE MOTOR SKILLS | you clever monkey

50 Fine Motor Occupational Therapy Activities at Home - Your Therapy Source

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