Art and Fine Motor Skills
Fine motor movements help with the coordination of small muscles in the hands and fingers. These skills are essential for learners to do well in writing, cutting, using a fork or spoon, threading beads, moving puzzle pieces, zipping, buttoning, and tying shoe laces.
Art is very important in child development. Completing crafts successfully will give them a sense of accomplishment and something to be proud of. Crafts that require drying require waiting! This is a great lesson in self control and patience. The motions involved in making art include holding a paintbrush or scribbling with a crayon, are essential to the growth of fine motor skills in young children.