Building Fine Motor Skills
Fine Motor skills are essential to everyday life. From cutting paper to mixing your coffee and writing your name you use fine motor skills all day. Building these skills in early childhood is essential.
Fine Motor Skills include
- scribbling, coloring, drawing, writing
- Blocks and legos
- Tying shoes, feeding self
Fine motor skills get plenty of practice with sensory bins, arts and crafts, and working with small manipulatives.
You can work fine motor practice into everyday lessons. Art can be used to teach nearly any subject and contains nearly limitless ways to work fine motor skills from paining to gluing buttons.
Manipulatives can be used for hands-on math that sticks for children helping them visually understand what you are teaching them. we love getting new manipulatives every month from Mother Goose Time to match the monthly theme.