The development of fine motor skills is critical for young children in preschool, kindergarten, and early primary school. The mastery of your child’s fine-motor abilities will provide them with more independence. Try these suggested activities from Ellwood Daycare and Out of School Care for a fun approach to strengthen your child’s motor skills.
Tactile play using old favorites like play-dough is an excellent approach for children to explore and develop fine motor skills. To make it more exciting, make the play-dough with your child before they play with it. Do puzzles with your youngster to teach them the pincer grasp. Picking up and moving puzzle pieces into place aids in the development of a pincer grasp.
Encouraging your child to draw and paint is a good idea. This improves not just fine motor abilities but also their creativity and imagination. To pique your child’s interest and improve their hand-eye coordination, experiment with different sorts of painting and materials.
Stack, connect, and construct with blocks and Lego. These activities promote smooth pushing and pulling actions. It is also excellent for encouraging creativity. As children build and even pick up LEGO pieces, they will strengthen their hand muscles and improve their coordination, which will help them with other tasks such as learning to hold a pencil and writing.
We can assist parents in providing their children with materials that encourage creativity and develop fine motor abilities with the help of our child care and education services in Canada. Enroll your child now at our daycare in Edmonton, Canada, and help them reach their full potential.
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