Fine motor skills involve the use of the smaller muscle of the hands, commonly used in activities like involving pencils, scissors, construction with Lego or Duplo, doing up buttons and opening lunch boxes.
Fine motor skill efficiency significantly influences the quality of the task outcome as well as the speed of task performance.
Pencil skills (mark making, colouring, drawing, writing)
Scissor skills (cutting)
Lego, Duplo, puzzles, train tracks
Dressing dolls and teddies
Dressing – tying shoelaces, doling up sandals, zips, buttons, belts
Eating – using cutlery, opening lunch boxes and food bags
Hygiene – cleaning teeth, brushing hair, toileting.