Why we're obsessed with fine motor skills ✍️

Why we're obsessed with fine motor skills ✍️

Fine motor skills refer to the small movements that we make with our hands, fingers, and wrists. These are important for children to develop because they are necessary for tasks such as writing, drawing, and using scissors.

There are many benefits to working on fine motor skills with young children:

  1. Improved hand-eye coordination: Developing fine motor skills helps children improve their hand-eye coordination, which is important for tasks such as catching a ball or using a fork and knife.

  2. Increased independence: As children's fine motor skills improve, they become more independent and are able to complete tasks such as getting dressed and brushing food on their own.

  3. Enhanced learning and school readiness: Children who have developed fine motor skills are better able to complete tasks that are required in the classroom, such as writing and using scissors, which can improve their overall learning and school readiness.

  4. Improved social skills: Fine motor skills activities often involve working with others, which can improve children's social skills and ability to work as part of a team.

  5. Increased self-esteem: As children learn new skills and become more independent, their self-esteem and confidence often improve.

There are many ways to work on fine motor skills with young children, including activities such as play dough, puzzles, beading, and colouring. It's important to choose activities that are age-appropriate and challenging, but not frustrating, for the child. Which is where we can help 😉

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