From buttons to tying shoes, it can be hard to get those little hands to do the right things when it comes to these fine motor skills. As a parent, you simply need to keep patience. Consider these tips.

1. Practice with the child every day. Make it a process of practicing until they get it.

2. Let your child watch you. Sometimes, seeing it done on mum or dad makes it easier.

3. Don’t become frustrated. Make it a game to see if your child can do it.