I can't helped but influenced by mamabliss's intense passion and interest in homeschooling. I chanced upon this interesting article and link just now while checking up the meaning of pincer grip on the website using the online dictionary. Here's the link - http://papa.essortment.com/motorskillschi_rgxx.htm I had learned from the article that there are several ways to develop the fine motor skills of a child. One way is thru cutting. Bring out the scissors and some old magazines and let them get to work. Cutting requires a lot of coordination. Another way is thru threading . Buy some beads to thread. This activity requires a lot of control and a steady hand. Perfect practice for fine motor development. Fine motor skills are those skills that allow you to develop the ability to do such things as write and manipulate small objects. Try these simple activities to help your children along the way.