The Fine Motor Guide

 provides opportunities for direct and indirect writing support including:

  • Transfer

  • Pincer Grip

  • Hand Eye Coordination

  • Sorting

  • Cutting

  • Shape Punching

  • Tracing

  • Writing

Fine Motor

Fine motor work, while firmly in the domain of physical development, also has a place in the language and literacy area as the child prepares the hand and brain for the work of writing. Of course the child has been preparing for holding a writing tool from the moment they grasp their first objects and pick up tiny objects in their toddler years. However, in this digital age children are playing less and less with small objects.  Now, more than ever, children must have opportunities to develop fine motor control, feel competent as they begin to make marks on paper, and these can be easily woven into the writing center, as well as other areas of the classroom.  See Writing Centers to learn more about setting up a Fine Motor/Writing Center in your classroom.

Video demonstrating how to incorporate fine motor activities into work with children through stencils.

Video demonstrating how to incorporate fine motor activities into work with children through tongs and transferring.

Video demonstrating how to incorporate fine motor activities into work with children through sponges and transferring.

Videos demonstrating how to incorporate fine motor activities into work with children.

Video demonstrating how to incorporate fine motor activities into work with children through shape punching.

Video demonstrating how to incorporate fine motor activities into work with children through cutting.

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