Fine Motor Development

3-4 years old

    • Emerging hand preference
    • Digital pronate pencil grasp
    • Uses both hands in play
    • Inconsistent static tripod grasp
    • Strings beads

4-5 years old

    • Emerging dynamic tripod grasp
    • Mature neat pincer grasp
    • Unscrews/screws lid

5-6 years old

    • Established hand preference
    • Inserts paper into a folder
    • Picks up/stores small items in palm

The above skills are listed as a general guideline for the developmental progression of fine motor skills.  This is not a complete list of developmental milestones met during each age bracket.