So glad Sugar Aunts is guest posting for us today! I love all of their fun ideas and know you will too. Here are just 10 of them for you to look at today. Be sure to stop by their blog to see some of the other fun things they share.
10 things kids love
when working on fine motor skills:
We are so excited to be here guest posting on Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails. Thanks for having us over! We do a TON of fine motor activities in our house. Being an occupational therapist, manipulating little pieces of toys and sensory items has been a daily part of my kids play since they were very small. I wanted to share some of my kid’s favorite fine motor and pre-handwriting activities.
10 things kids love when working on fine motor skills
Fine Motor Play with Crafting Poms worked on index isolation and bilateral hand coordination (using both hands together in a coordinated manner)…and the bottles made a cool crinkly sound, too.
Pipe Cleaner Fun had us using that tripod grasp and talking about colors at the same time!
Table Top Tape Play was a great rainy day activity and helped us to work on neat pincer grasp and strengthening the aches of little hands.
Fine Motor Color Match was another fun activity that worked on strengthening of the arches of the kid’s hands, but also their manipulation skills as they wound the string around clothes pins.
Fine Motor Play with Tissue Paper was a great activity to develop the muscles of the kid’s hands as they crumbled tissue paper and pushed the colorful bits into bottles.
We hope you are able to find a few new fine motor activities to promote and develop your child’s pre-handwriting and functional skills!
Colleen is one of the three sisters who blog at Sugar Aunts.
She and her sisters love all things creative about motherhood and blog
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recipes, DIY, party planning, and more. Between the three sisters, there are six cousins who are around each other so often, that they are more like siblings than cousins! You can see it all at www.sugaraunts.com. Be sure to follow along on Facebook, Google +, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram so you don’t miss a thing.
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