What Are Fine Motor Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Examples


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Fine motor skills, as opposed to gross motor skills, have to do with:

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1. When it comes to fine motor skills, the focus tends to be on:

2. One of the ways to get children to practice their fine motor skills is to get them to:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Children attain a number of fine motor skills between birth and five years old. This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess what you know about when and how these skills develop. Some of the things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include where the focus tends to be on fine motor skills and what muscle memory is.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

  • Definition of fine motor skills
  • One way to help children practice fine motor skills
  • Motor skills a three-month old baby should be able to perform

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about childhood development in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define muscle memory
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as gross and fine motor skills

Additional Learning

To learn more about this area of development, review the related lesson called What Are Fine Motor Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn a number of ways to help children develop fine motor skills
  • Discuss notable accomplishments in fine motor skill development
  • Discuss development of fine motor skills from birth to age five