Every Friday here in Guidepost Parent we publish a new activity to help your child develop a very important skill: Fine motor control.
What is it exactly? It means learning to use the thumb and pointer finger in order to manipulate small objects or move with detailed precision. We use fine motor control every day for tasks like writing, sewing, dressing ourselves or cooking.
We crunched the numbers from the last year and are excited to bring you the 3 most popular fine motor activities in Guidepost Parent. Try one or all three with your family today!
#3: Bead Stringing
A classic work from the Montessori classroom, this activity is both versatile and entertaining. Read the full activity for ways to prepare it for younger children, as young as 18 months, or provide a challenge for older kids.
#2: Lock and Key
Something as simple as a padlock with a key can be the perfect skill-building tool for your child. Try taping the key to the lock so your child doesn’t get frustrated each time she drops it.
The MOST popular fine motor activity of all time in Guidepost Parent is polishing! Read the full article for more, but consider starting with a wooden statue or block and a small dab of polishing solution. A tiny corner of a rag or special polishing mitt is all your child will need!
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