By Marge Eberts
and Peggy Gisler
Question: My child in pre-kindergarten just scribbles, even his name. However, some kids in his class try to write words. How do children learn to start writing? —Scribbler
Answer: Fine motor skills are the ones that children use to color, cut, paste, paint and begin to write from the first day they start preschool. Other skills requiring fine motor abilities are tying shoes and fastening buttons.