Fine motor development is a skill needed to be able to control and build strength, in the small muscles, of the hands and fingers. This aids coordination between what you see and what you do. Without fine motor skills your child will not be able to write or hold objects using the correct grip. It is important to remember that at the age of 4/5 hands muscles are not fully developed and are therefore, quite often, not ready (or even strong enough) to pick up a pencil and write. For this reason we need to work on strengthening those hand muscles and developing fine motor skills.