Fine Motor

Fine motor development activities and handwriting skills are declining in the techno age.  Our children need specific activities to target the development of these skills so they don’t fall behind at school.  Invest in The Happy Handwriter’s resources today!  You will be able to open them up and get going with fine motor development activities straight away.  Everything you need is packaged there in the Bundles.

You won’t need to spend hours reading up and looking on Pinterest trying to figure out the best options.  Everything is right here for you.  And if you are uncertain which to choose, you are always able to contact us for support and guidance.  An activity that is truly a fine motor development activity doesn’t just use fine motor skills; it develops the underlying muscles and motor patterns which your child needs in order to hold and manipulate a pencil for handwriting.  These fine motor development activities have been put together by an occupational therapist with a special interest in fine motor, pre-writing and handwriting so each activity is carefully thought through, considered and selected for the fine motor benefits it provides.

Once you have worked on the foundational muscle groups and movement patterns, you will be able to work on specific pencil and paper work for improving handwriting. It is no good to spend hours working on letter formation activities if the fine motor foundations are not there.  If your child has poor pencil control, they are going to be practising their letters with poor control.  And as they do this over and over again, the motor maps for letter formation are laid down in a sloppy, poorly controlled manner.  This means that your child’s handwriting is going to be consistently untidy and this is going to be reinforced over and over again.  This practise is going to result in the handwriting being hardwired in an untidy and illegible style.

This is why the fine motor development activities are critical, and the quality and ability of these activities to lay the foundations you need are so important.

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  • A scissor skills for preschoolers book designed by an occupational therapist.

    A Scissor Skills for Preschoolers eBook

    £ 6.25
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  • Sea themed cutting practice activities designed by and occupational therapist.

    Cutting Practice Sea World eBook

    £ 5.00
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  • Safari themed cut and paste worksheets designed by an occupational therapist.

    Cutting Safari eBook

    £ 5.00
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  • A large format poster to develop fine motor skills foundations for handwriting. Kids have fun with the African poster theme.

    Develop Fine Motor Skills Poster

    £ 5.00
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  • Activities for developing fine motor skills designed by occupational therapist, Bunty McDougall.

    Fine Motor Fun® eVersion. Activities for Developing Fine Motor Skills

    £ 15.00
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  • An online course by occupational therapist, Bunty McDougall, about legible handwriting, legible writing and limiting illegible handwriting.

    Legible Handwriting. Module 1 of Handwriting for Kids

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  • Monster fine motor activities designed by an occupational therapist.

    Monster Fine Motor eBook

    £ 5.00
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  • Classroom based fine motor skills development.

    Muscle Mania® Bundle eVersion. Fine Motor Skills Development.

    £ 1,100.00
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  • Classroom groups for preschool fine motor skills.

    Muscle Mania® Grade 00 eVersion. Preschool Fine Motor

    £ 600.00
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  • Classroom group fine motor activities for preschoolers.

    Muscle Mania® Grade R eVersion. Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers.

    £ 600.00
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  • Cards to be used with wikki stix which are ideal activities for developing fine motor skills.

    New Activities to Develop Fine Motor Skills

    £ 5.00
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  • Sale! This online course presented by occupational therapist, Bunty McDougall, explores practical lefty strategies and handwriting for left handers.

    Practical Strategies for Left-Handed Kids Mini-Course

    £ 17.50
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  • Scissor skills Christmas activities for kids designed by an occupational therapist.

    The Christmas Activities for Kids Cutting eBook

    £ 6.00
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  • Easter fine motor worksheets designed by an occupational therapist.

    The Easter Fine Motor eBook

    £ 6.00
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  • Fine motor valentine's day ideas designed by occupational therapist, Bunty McDougall.

    Valentine’s Fine Motor eBook

    £ 6.00
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  • covid-19 story for children, inteactive reading sams stays hom, the happy handwriter, bunty mcdougall

    When Sam Stays Home. A Story for Children About the Pandemic

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