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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