Fine Motor Skills

Fine Motor Skills2017-09-14T11:27:50+00:00

The development of fine motor skills is an important part of early learning. In our classroom, we are constantly seeking ways to promote fine motor skills through fun, playful, and interesting hands on activities! If you would like to learn more about Fine Motor Play then read this post: Every Day Fine Motor Play! You can learn more about how we promote fine motor skill development by reading through the titles listed below.


  1. Dee Gerry December 11, 2016 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    I would like to know if you do a midyear & end of year progress report & what you have on them. I teach 3 & 4 year old preschool classes & are in the process of redesigning our progress reports & would like some ideas on what other preschools use for assessing their students in areas of fine motor, larger motor, social & academics(alphabet/numbers)
    thank you

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. December 11, 2016 at 5:19 pm - Reply

      Hi Dee,
      I don’t use progress reports. Instead, we keep a portfolio on each child that includes photos, recordings, some of the child’s works, and journals. Most of our evaluation comes through ongoing observations and we adjust as needed day by day to meet their developmental needs. We also keep in regular communication with parents but we do have a sit down parent-teacher conferences in January to address any specific questions or concerns parents may have. In the spring, I sit again with just our parents of graduating students to once again be available for questions and concerns. I hope that helps a little! Deborah

  2. Dee Gerry January 6, 2017 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    Thanks Deborah,you mentioned evaluation through ongoing observations. Can you tell me more about what you’re observing for.? I assume things like fine motor skills: scissors, pencil & crayon grip & control. What other skills do you observe or have any checklist for to discuss with parents? thanks

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