Let’s focus on fine motor skills in this post.
Fine motor skills for preschoolers is so much more than just play.
It is a great repetitive practice for pre-writing skills, for developing finger dexterity, eye-hand coordination and even for the ability to operate everyday tasks (now and for the rest of their lives).
As you can see, having nice handwriting isn’t the only reason to practice fine motor skills regularly and in a variety of ways.
Here, you will get many ideas on how to help your preschooler practice fine motor skills in a fun way.
According to educationists at one of the best preschools in Singapore, teachers should aim to build the child’s motor skills through fun and engaging activities.
Children are a curious lot by nature and fostering the same through innovative and engaging learning experiences is key.
This is the stage where hand-eye coordination and using basic logic and reasoning comes into play.
This needs to be nurtured and encouraged as different children have diverse levels when it comes to developing their motor skills.
Patience and engagement should be pursued.
Fine Motor Skills for Preschoolers
My daughter has been practicing her fine motor skills for several years now.
Above all activities, she loves “playing” with her giant wooden beads.
She will sit on the rug, lacing for long stretches of time.
She loves creating necklaces by shape, by color and by numbers.
But the most important part is that she is using her fingers to practice her fine motor skills.
We also use beautiful giant number and pattern beads to lace the beads in order.
For those preschoolers that are more advanced and are following directions well, some pattern cards for the beads will be perfect for them because they give them the exact order in which the beads go.
I highly recommend having a set or two around for your preschooler to use regularly.
Keep in mind that the bead must be the giant kind, as for them to not pose a choking hazard.
Supervision is advised, no matter the bead size, of course.
Beyond the Beads
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