I teach a pre-kindergarten group, and I have one little boy who has terrible fine motor skills. He cries whenever we have to cut anything, he holds his pencil with his fist, he avoids any and all choice activities that will strengthen those muscles, etc. I've discussed this with Mom, and she's been working with him at home, but with little luck. Since I'm fairly new at this (teaching preschool), I'm not exactly sure what to do either. I know that boys have a harder time in this area, but I also know there are activities that can be done to help. I told Mom I'd do some research and get some ideas on things she can do at home to help him strengthen those skills so he's more prepared for Kindergarten this fall. We discussed lacing cards, cutting, tearing, and puzzles. What else can we do (both at home and at school)?