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Fine motor skills advice

Fine motor skills are those that involve a refined use of the small muscles which control the hand, fingers and thumb. With the development of these skills, a child is able to complete important tasks such as writing, feeding oneself, buttoning and zippering. These abilities gradually develop through experience and exposure to a variety of toys, materials and even foods.


Some children take a bit more time to develop their fine motor skills and need some extra support. Read through the advice below for some activities your child could do to improve their fine motor skills...

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