view counter

Fine Motor Development Overview

Fine motor skills develop slowly over the first 18 months; at approximately 6 months a baby’s vision is more fully developed. Older infants can pick up and drop objects with their thumb and forefinger. Older infants begin using a cup and spoon to feed themselves. A todder’s skill set includes stacking blocks, scribbling and picking up objects; overall preschoolers have  much greater small muscle control, unsnapping, unbuttoning and lacing their own shoes.

Learn about the Development Milestones for each stage:


0 comment(s)
Login or register to post comments
view counter


You can use a variety of Comfort, Play & Teach strategies that are tailored to different temperament traits.
Read More »
What comes to mind when you hear the phrase Positive Parenting? Positive Parenting is the approach to parenting that we believe best supports all aspects of healthy child development.
Read More »
Although your mirror cannot reflect words and ideas, there are mirror-like skills you can use to accomplish the same task—Reflective Parenting.
Read More »


This week's poll
Do you “drop everything” if a friend calls and invites you over for a play-date?

syndicated content powered by FeedBurner


FeedBurner makes it easy to receive content updates in My Yahoo!, Newsgator, Bloglines, and other news readers.
Learn more about syndication and Feedburner »