What are Visual Motor Skills?

Visual motor skills involve the hands and the eyes simultaneously working together to perform a task. An occupational therapist can help develop a child’s visual motor skills by using appropriately challenging eye/hand coordination activities.

Examples of activities requiring visual motor skills (eye/hand coordination) include:

  • Forming shapes and letters
  • Tracing
  • Cutting out lines and shapes
  • Connecting dots
  • Stringing beads
  • Catching a ball
  • Etch a sketch
  • Throwing a bean bag/ball at a target
  • Completing mazes
  • Stencils