Fine Motor Skills

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Fine Motor Skills

These skills are generally associated to the muscles that form the hands. They include dexterity, coordination, speed of the finger muscles, and flexibility of the wrist and eye-hand coordination. Some activities to develop suck skills are:

– Building with small blocks, such as Legos.
– Inserting objects into small spaces.
– Beading.
– Painting.
– Coloring.
– Tying and untying.
– Cutting.
– Buttoning and unbuttoning.

Gross Motor Skills

The skills developed in this area are: balance, posture, coordination and muscle strength. Some activities are:

– Walking
– Running
– Climbing
– Jumping
– Hopping
– Skipping
– Throwing and catching.