If you’ve followed early childhood sites for even a short amount of time, you’ve likely seen a lot of fine motor activities. But you may be wondering, “What’s the big deal?”
Fine motor muscles are those small muscles in the body that help us do things like pick up small objects, fasten clothing, tie shoes, and write. The more opportunities we give kids to practice using those muscles, the more small motor control they gain. As they gain more control of those fine motor muscles, the easier it will be to do fine motor tasks.
Today for Discover & Explore we invite you to share your fine motor activities for kids. Below are a few of the fine motor activities available on Fantastic Fun and Learning.
Fine Motor Activities
LEARN MORE ABOUT FINE MOTOR SKILLS
Looking for more detailed information on supporting fine motor development? In Basics of Fine Motor Skills, you’ll learn which skills are important for fine motor development, plus what fine motor development looks like in children at all age levels. Your go-to-guide for everything fine motor related, it’s the perfect resource for parents, teachers, and therapists.
Low-Prep Fine Motor Activities
Fine Motor Math
Fine Motor Messy Play
Fine Motor Art
Fine Motor Pretend Play
Play dough activities are another great way to strengthen those fine motor muscles. You can use play dough on its own or create invitations to play related to your child’s interests. Some of our favorites have been spider play dough, flower garden play dough, and apple play dough.