Motor Skill Monday! Using a cotton swab to trace over letters is a great way to build hand eye coordination along with teaching your child how to write and recognise letters. Cotton swabs are a superb alternative to paint brushes or pencils and easy to clean up afterwards!
Right on cue we are back with another Motor Skill Monday activity! We painted some Qtips to match straws which we cut up and mixed them up together. Along with matching colours get your toddler to fit the Qtip into the correct straw. For the little ones this can be quite challenging and help build
Kiddiegram’s MOTOR SKILL MONDAY is a new segment where every Monday we suggest new activities to you that not only engage your kids, keep them busy and away from the TV but also help them build those fine motor skills that are so important for development. This particular one was super easy to put together.
It’s time for yet another Motor Skill Monday activity. Arranging for activities like these doesn’t have to be complicated. Just work with what’s available to you in the house. My daughter is learning numbers and she loves using her squeezy paint bottles. Just giving her a challenge to trace these numbers with the paint helps
Our kids love trying out new and interesting painting techniques especially on weekends or when a friend is over for a play date. This super simple and totally amazing activity gave us brilliant results. All you need is shaving foam ( surely the dads could spare some), paper and some food colours. Make sure you
“Motor Skill Monday”! This week get your kids to practice their fine motor skills with some elastic hair bands and a cylindrical object. Many mums have used kitchen rolls and pool noodles but I had my trusty Camelbak bottle lying around which worked well too. Grasping the band and then holding onto it helps kids
Bringing you Lacing Technique to build fine motor skills for “Motor Skill Monday” today! When kids thread a string through lacing cards they are doing much more than establishing a baseline of sewing skills. The motor skills required to perform his activity are powerful. Many Occupational therapists use lacing cards as power tools. They’re easily
For Motor Skill Monday we’re suggesting this brilliant book available on Amazon! The cutting exercises in this workbook start with straight lines and then gradually move on to more difficult lines such as zigzags and curves. This incremental method helps children naturally acquire manual dexterity and improve concentration. There are 3 different books in this
This week on “Motor Skill Monday” we tried out an interesting activity of threading pieces of straw together to make a DIY necklace and bracelet. I highly recommend this for ages 2.5 and older as it’s optimal for fine motor skills. It’s quite helpful for them to recognise and sort their colours and also develop
MOTOR SKILL MONDAY! Investing in toys that are great tools for skill development is just smart parenting. These food cutting sets help satisfy the senses and teach fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Cutting Food play can nourish cognitive development, too, by introducing the concepts of part, whole and fractions, and teaching early number skills,
It’s “MOTOR SKILL MONDAY” and today we’re exploring development through cutting with scissors! Yes it’s not as taboo an activity as it used to be with all the blunt, child friendly scissors available to us mums these days! It’s actually one of the best ways to gain better control of fine motor and visual perceptual
My daughters at that age where she’s learning to recognise numbers and letters and at the same time needs to develop her fine motor skills. On Motor Skill Monday today I’m sharing a clay activity we tried out forming letters with clay that she’s already learnt at school. This gives “play time” or “clay time”