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Month by Month Guide to Help Your Baby Build Fine Motor Skills

As your little one is working on mastering the BIG elements of movement (their gross motor skills) like walking, running, and jumping—it is equally important to help them develop their fine motor skills too. Establishing their independence, by running down the hall way, needs to be coupled with all the little things they can learn to do with their hands. Fine motor skills will not only help your toddler to learn to zip their jacket or pick up their crayons, but will help them build the neurological bridges necessary for future learning to take place. Before your child can learn to write their name, they have to first learn how to pick up and hold a crayon. To learn this dexterity, practicing fun games and activities to hone these skills can be part of your daily routine. But, when and how do you start helping your child develop their fine…