fine motor skills

How can you develop pencil control? 

Is your child too heavy handed with a pencil crayon? 

Or do they really not enjoy colouring despite your encouragement? 
Pencil control and fine motor skills are developed through practice, building up the little muscles in the hand and fingers. But it can be difficult to cultivate a skill when they don’t want to practice! 

Here’s what we did… 

Wax crayon rubbings of Duplo. 

By choosing something they like and are familiar with, they were much more eager to engage. 

The reward of colouring in a gentler fashion was seeing the pattern come through. 

This activity can then be extended to more ‘standard’ detailed items for rubbings like coins. Or anything else that interests them. 

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