Motor Skills

Motor Skills

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MOTOR SKILL MONDAY
and we’re back with our first ever Motor Skill Activity Of 2019!! This time we’re pushing large sizes pom poms into a small opening of a bottle. Pushing the pom poms into the bottles is great for working on a tripod grasp, and the younger kids (you can start with as young as 16 months) mostly push the ball into the bottle by using their index finger.

When kids develop isolation of individual fingers, it improves their dexterity, separates the sides of the hand, and allows them to manipulate small objects with accuracy.

As they progress in fine motor development, you will see the ring finger, and pinkie finger fold down into a fist as they use just their thumb, pointer finger, and ring finger to manipulate little objects. The ring and pinkie fingers are then able to stabilize the hand during activities such as handwriting, cutting with scissors, and shoe tying.

As simple as these activities look they actually have a significant impact on children and their growth and development. Try it!

 

 

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MOTOR SKILL MONDAY and we’re back with our first ever Motor Skill Activity Of 2019!! This time we’re pushing large sizes pom poms into a small opening of a bottle. Pushing the pom poms into the bottles is great for working on a tripod grasp, and the younger kids (you can start with as young as 16 months) mostly push the ball into the bottle by using their index finger ( When kids develop isolation of individual fingers, it improves their dexterity, separates the sides of the hand, and allows them to manipulate small objects with accuracy. As they progress in fine motor development, you will see the ring finger, and pinkie finger fold down into a fist as they use just their thumb, pointer finger, and ring finger to manipulate little objects. (We added tweezers to increase the level of challenge) The ring and pinkie fingers are then able to stabilize the hand during activities such as handwriting, cutting with scissors, and shoe tying. As simple as these activities look they actually have a significant impact on children and their growth and development. Try it!

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