Fine Motor Skills

“Fine motor” refers to activities we engage in using our hands and fingers, which often require a high degree of accuracy. Fine motor skills are used all the time in everyday life, and children use them in tasks including:

  • Using buttons and zips
  • Tying shoelaces
  • Picking up sultanas
  • Playing with Lego
  • Crafts, including cutting, tearing and beading
  • Drawing, colouring, painting, handwriting and typing

How we can support you:

Our occupational therapists can support your child in determining which fine motor skills would benefit from further development, and designing a plan to do so through fun and engaging activities. When working with younger children, we prefer play- based techniques to achieve fine motor goals. Our approach is highly individualised to ensure your child has the best chance of success.

We can also provide advice on equipment and devices to support your child’s participation in fine motor activities.