Friday, December 1, 2017

Fine Motor Skills

Fine motor skills are small movements — such as picking up small objects and holding a spoon — that use the small muscles of the fingers, toes, and wrists. Fine motor skills require patience.
Why is fine motor skill development important? Little hands need to develop dexterity and strength. We help by encouraging children to play, explore, and interact with a variety of items. Toys, clothing fasteners, safe scissors and play dough are all tactile examples of practice that facilitate fine motor development skills. These types of “play” activities and manipulation skills will actually help prepare children to hold and use a crayon. The ability to do so is the first step in learning to color, draw and ultimately write. 
Our friends in Preschool 2 used Christmas decorating as an opportunity to perfect their fine motor skills. 
 Painting popsicle sticks that will be turned into Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer!

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