Developing Fine Motor Skills

Dear Parents and Carers

It is very important for young children to develop their fine motor, as well as their gross motor skills, before learning to hold their pencil correctly and start writing.  In school, we provide activities to develop these muscles in their wrists, hands and fingers, for example through regular playdough modelling and dough disco, threading, playing with Lego and playing on the climbing frame.  I have attached a few sheets with ideas of fun activities that you could do at home with your child to develop their fine motor skills, I am sure that both younger and older siblings will enjoy joining in too.  Many young children love to draw on large sheets of paper, I have left some pieces in the pod if you wanted to collect any whilst passing.

If you have any questions, please do ask.

Fine motor skills activities – please click the link to open the document

Kind regards


Helen Ireland