Fine motor skills involve the small muscles of the body and hand. Fine motor strength and dexterity affect a child’s ability to write, use scissors and other tools, and perform self-care tasks.
Children with fine motor difficulties may demonstrate:
- difficulty holding or using pencil correctly
- difficulty trying shoelaces or using cutlery
- difficulty manipulation small objects like buttons, zippers or small toys
- avoidance of fine motor tasks
- difficulty using scissors
- difficulty with printing
- immature drawing and colouring skills
- difficulty planning how to complete a fine motor movement
- poor strength and control in their hands
If your child is struggling with fine motor skills, contact Kidbility today to see if we can help. Early intervention is the key.