Fine motor skills involve the use of the smaller muscle of the hands, commonly in activities like using pencils, scissors, construction with lego or duplo, doing up buttons, opening lunch boxes, zipping one's own coat, etc.
There is a huge emphasis on fine motor skills activities early on in Junior Infants as it is a very important prerequisite skill to handwriting. It is also an important skill that is further developed right throughout Junior Infants and into Senior Infants.
The children experience fine motor activities in 'station' format where they get to 4 different activities in one session. They also experience fine motor activities relating to our particular theme in Aistear.
Overall the children just love and engage so well in fine motor skills activities as they experience success, are being creative and they are such fun!