Bedfordshire Community Health Services’ Paediatric Occupational Therapy team have launched their Developmental Skills advice packs to support professionals and parents of children who struggle with fine motor and functional skills.

The development packs provide information on graded play activities and ideas to help children practice and progress fine motor skills (how they use and coordinate their hands) in relation to what they are developmentally ready for.

The packs include functional everyday activities such as cutlery use, scissor skills, ball skills, early pencil skills, handwriting and managing socks. The activities are appropriate to support the development of preschool and younger children but also support older children who may be experiencing delayed motor or functional skills.

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