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Research Says Up to 60% of School Day Requires Fine Motor Skills

[Source: Your Therapy Source]

Would you have guessed that up to 60% of the elementary school day requires fine motor skills? It certainly stresses the importance of fine motor skill development for school success.

The American Journal of Occupational Therapy investigated the motor and technology requirements of kindergarten, second-, and fourth-grade general education classrooms by collecting observational data for six full days.

The researchers made unobtrusive observations of and took notes that described classroom activities throughout
the day. A committee coded all of the data, assigning each minute of the day into 1 of 10 activity categories:

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