DS is 4 3/4 and has never been interested in drawing or crafts. I haven't pushed it but I've noticed lately that he is maybe a bit behind with his fine motor skills. He doesn't have a proper grip if he holds a pen, paintbrush or crayon. He very rarely does any of those things as it just doesn't interest him. He mostly still scribbles although he can draw a basic person if he wants to. He is also clumsy with his eating utensils and doesn't seem to have chosen a dominant hand. On the other hand, he can do up shirt buttons, peel off tiny stickers and stick them down, etc. I'm going to start trying to introduce some fine motor activities both to give him practice and also so I can really observe where he's at. He would probably do a craft for a few minutes but it would likely be a one hit wonder. I haven't introduced lego because I feel like he would just spread it round the house and not actually build with it but maybe I should get a small set to try out. I'm going to make play dough but that will probably only be exciting once. I'm also going to get some beads to string as he enjoyed stringing popcorn at christmas. Any other ideas for fine motor activities that an active boy might be interested in?
By the way, his gross motor skills are good and what he is mostly interested in. He can ride a 2 wheeler, run, climb, jump, etc. He's also very verbal.
Edited by Boot - 1/28/12 at 7:02pm