Fine Motor Posters with Skill-Building Ideas and OT Activities

Grade Levels
PreK - 1st, Homeschool
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12 pages


These 7 Skill-Building Posters offer quick, go-to information and fine motor ideas for busy teachers, parents, and occupational therapists. Hang these posters on a wall at home, in a classroom, or in a therapy space.

The first poster reviews the five foundations of fine motor skill development. The next posters offer activities to help children master these skills. The fine motor foundations include:

1- Tripod (or 3-Jaw Chuck) Grasp

2- Bilateral (Two-Handed) Coordination

3- Hand Strength

4- Tactile Perception

5- Shoulder Stability & Core Strength

Bonus: The 3 T’s: Rules for Using Scissors

Fine motor skills are key to developing competence in academics and daily life. Research shows that mastery of fine motor skills in kindergarten is a predictor of reading and math achievement during elementary school (Grissmer et al. 2010). Also, good fine motor skills help children gain confidence and increase independence.

Feel welcome to share these posters with teachers, parents, and OTs. Reach me with questions or comments at KidsMasterSkills@gmail.com

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