Developing Fine-Motor Skills for Handwriting
For many children handwriting can be a real challenge. There are lots of fun activities you can do without having to pick up a pencil that will strengthen the muscles in little hands, helping children to develop the fine motor skills needed for good pencil control.
Here are just a few ideas:
- Building with Lego or other small bricks
- Modelling with playdough or clay
- Threading beads, pasta or Cheerios-type cereal onto string or wooden skewers (please always supervise this activity and use your judgement about what is safe and appropriate for your child)
- Putting pegs onto a plastic cup or pot
- Picking up beads or other small objects with tweezers