Fine Motor Skills

Fine motor skills are so tricky to learn! First we have to have all our gross motor skills working before we can work on our fine motor skills. 

Fine motor starts when we are new-borns grasping for our parents fingers, and develops to feeding ourselves, drawing and eventually writing. Fine motor refers to the small muscles in our hands and arms.

Information on Fine Motor is listed below.  

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We have a hand information sheet on how to build fine motor skills, as you know by now, they are only one A4 page, simple and easy to read and use visual to help supplement the written information!

Finger Gym

This program promotes the development of school readiness skills, and includes areas such as organising work space and tools, maintaining a sitting position, following visual and auditory directions, asking for help if needed, initiating and completing tasks, and maintaining attention.

Letter Formation for Little People

Developed by an Occupational Therapist, this easy-to-use resource contains an early childhood approach to developing positive letter formation skills. Available in both a cursive and foundation font.

There are several other programs in this set that are great for learning about writing skills! 

Do to Learn

Do2learn provides thousands of free pages with social skills and behavioural regulation activities and guidance, learning songs and games, communication cards, academic material, and transition guides for employment and life skills.

Sparkle Box 

Sparlkebox offers a wide range of free printable teaching resources as well as books, CD’s and other resources for purchase. A personal favoutrite - so many free printables!!!

Your Therapy Source

A great website to be aware of. It contains lots of great OT information and free stuff!! Great lists of links and information for those working in paediatrics.

Sense Lang (Typing Program) 

Lots of great typing tutorials for kids who are learning to type!!

The Therapy Store

A great website to be aware of. It contains a variety of great fine motor resources and ideas about what might help developing those fine motor skills!!