What are delayed fine and gross motor skills?

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Some children in your class may not have the fine motor or gross motor skills to be able to use everyday classroom tools.

What you might notice

  • Children may not be able to hold their writing tools to be able to draw or write.
  • They may struggle to place their hands correctly in their scissors.
  • They may not have the strength in their hands to open and close their scissors.
  • They may struggle with other fine motor activities such as buttons and zips.
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