Fine motor skills involve the use of the smaller muscle of the hands, commonly in activities like using pencils, scissors, construction with Lego or Duplo, doing up buttons and opening lunch boxes.
The 5 activities that we could do at home for Fine Skill Developments are:
- Playing with Play Dough – This thing has been the children’s favorite from the past so many years. The squeezing and stretching of the dough will help to improve the child’s muscles and create a sensation in it.
- Make paper dolls – Cutting out large and small dolls out of paper can improve your child’s important muscles all that we have to do is just to look out for his or her favorite characters.
- Do finger painting – Doing finger painting will make your child’s fingers strengthen and will also help in hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity.
- Making Bathroom murals – try teaching your child how to safely make bathroom murals using craft foam. Show them how to soak it and stick to the side of the bathroom tub. This will help to improve the cutting skills and manual dexterity.
- Playing string games – This is another low-tech activity which offers hours of fun, like Cat’s Cradle. These games help to increase fingers strength and hand-eye coordination. All we need is some yarn and some quality time for your child.
There are many other ways like making macaroni necklaces, coloring with broken crayons, squeezing out sponge etc.