Fine Motor Skills
Essays in Developmental Psychology
Randall Summers, Charles Golden, Lisa Lashley, & Erica Ailes
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Fine motor skills are defined as the ability to control and coordinate muscles of the hand for precise movements. These skills play an enormous role in daily activities of independent living, including dressing, feeding yourself, and self-care. Examples of fine motor skills include cutting with scissors, tying shoelaces, and writing. Gross motor skills, on the other hand, are defined as larger movements of the arms and legs. Additionally, fine motor skills typically depend on coordination between the hands and the eyes. The development of fine motor skills is dependent on the development of gross motor skills, cognitive skills, and visual perceptual skills.
cognitive skills, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, infants, muscle coordination, visual perceptual skills
Strong, A. R.,
Lashley, L. K.,
Golden, C. J.
(2020). Fine Motor Skills. Essays in Developmental Psychology.
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