How do children develop the strength and control for writing?

Children develop the strength and control for writing when they are playing. The Occupational Therapists in our Bondi Junction clinic say that children should have lots of fun doing interesting activities using their hands. Developing the strength and control for writing starts before they ever pick up a pencil. When children having a lot of fun using their fingers, they develop the skills needed for precision tasks such as writing.

This post from Imagination tree has some great activities for little hands and little brains https://theimaginationtree.com/40-fine-motor-skills-activities-for-kids/. Our Occupational Therapists always say to make sure your child uses their thumb and pointer finger (pincer grasp) when completing these activities. This will ensure they develop the strength and control for precision tasks like writing.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s finger strength and control, or their handwriting, then call our Occupational Therapists on (02) 80657837 or email us at info@oneononechildren.com.au. We are very happy to talk to you.

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