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Fine-tuning your child’s fine motor skills

  • Posted on Aug 31, 2018

Wish your child had better hand-writing? Take him/her to the playground! Studies have shown that climbing, hanging, and swinging on monkey bars build strength in the upper body and core muscles. It also develops flexibility and agility in the shoulders, elbows, wrists, and fingers. By integrating large muscle activities with the hands, kids learn to coordinate those muscles and use the more adeptly in other activities. So encourage PLAY and working on the gross motor skills to fine-tune the fine motor skills.

Sarah Caudle, PA-C