Some common tasks that need fine motor skills include: holding a pencil, buttoning clothes, using scissors and typing on the computer. Fine motor skills are extremely important because they help your child be self sufficient. They allow them to eventually button their own clothes, tie their own shoes and zip their own jackets without an adults help. They are also important for playing musical instruments and even video games.
So how do you make sure that your child is developing excellent fine motor skills? Easy. Practice. You are trying to build the muscles in their fingers, so those little muscles need to be exercised.
Fine motor skills are extremely important and are something that should be developed BEFORE your child goes to kindergarten. With some easy and fun activities, like these, you can build your child's muscles so they can be independent and on target for their age.