Fine motor skill is the coordination of small muscles, in movements—usually involving the synchronization of hands and fingers with the eyes. It influences the ability to maintain effective finger positioning for very precise movements required of many fine motor tasks like drawing, writing, cutting. The complex levels of manual dexterity that humans exhibit can be attributed to and demonstrated in tasks controlled by the nervous system.
ARTb activities serve fine motor skill development by exercising those important small muscle groups in a broad range of motions. Tearing and crumpling are introductory skills to using hands as creative tools, along with tracings and gluing which develops progressively across a long time span. Further, scissor cutting, folding, and taping items together works different angles and degrees of motion and coordination, as does the paper weaving work works we present. All of which aide in the development, progression, and mastery of handwriting, among other important lifelong capabilities.