Infant Fine Motor Development

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An infant’s fine motor skill development involves small muscle movements of the hands & arms, following objects with his/her eyes, and beginning movements which involve hand /eye coordination.

Here are some easy and interactive ways that introduce fine motor skills while enjoying quality bonding time!

  • Encourage visual tracking by slowly moving a bright colored toy in a vertical motion.
  • Exercise arms and hands by massaging your baby’s hands with lotion.  Gently move and rub your baby’s hands together.
  • Hold your infant close to you and place baby’s hand on your face.  Let him touch and explore your face.
  • Place a textured toy on your baby’s chest.  Encourage your baby to feel and grasp and hold in one hand.

Encourage your baby’s abilities remembering all little ones develop at different rates.


Lifesteps Child Check Program provides FREE Developmental & Autism Screenings for children birth to 5 years. A screening is a brief assessment using games and activities to determine a child’s current level of development. If you have concerns your child is not meeting developmental milestones, contact Child Check today to schedule a FREE Screening.