Fine motor skills are the ability to make movements using the small muscles in the hand and wrist. Children rely on these skills at school, in their play, and for self care (i.e. dressing and eating). If they are not fully developed, children may struggle with writing neatly, coloring within lines, holding a utensil correctly, using scissors, stringing beads, and fastening buttons and zippers.
Visual motor skills allow us to use our eyes and hands in a coordinated way. Children need this skill to be able to copy shapes/numbers/letters, cut with scissors, manipulate fasteners, and catch a ball. Activities may include stringing beads, copying a pattern, drawing pictures, cutting along a designated line, and target games.