Encouraging Fine Motor Skill Development

Believe it or not, learning how to shake a rattle is tough work. Here's how to help your baby develop his fine motor skills.

Tracking Motor Development

mother and daughter

Aimee Herring

According to developmental experts, manual dexterity is directly tied to cognitive development. "It's through her hands that your baby demonstrates the link between thought and action," says Rhoda Erhardt, a pediatric occupational therapist in St. Paul who specializes in hand function. That's why it's important to track your child's hand development and encourage her fine motor skills. Here's what to expect in the first 12 months.

Parents Are Talking

Add a Comment