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On the blog this week: if you have ever googled ‘find motor’ or even just ‘kids activities’, you would have unearthed a mound of ideas for helping kids strengthen their fine motor muscles, develop their pincer grip and then (naturally!) turn them into proficient little writers. if only!
so: why are we adding to this with another post on fine motor activities? a couple of reasons: firstly, it’s something all kids benefit from developing. strong and coordinated muscles are needed for writing, doing up buttons and tying shoelaces, just to name a few. secondly: with so much information, i thought i’d condense it down to a short list of the easy activities that worked for my kids. no special visits to craft shops required! these are activities i have just left out on the coffee table or kitchen bench for the kids to investigate. even if you have a child who is reluctant to try it (and i know – i’ve been there!), i found that packing a few of these into zip lock bags and keep in the car or even near the tv-watching-sofa means that they’ve been picked up and played with. kids are not naturally still – well, mine aren’t! – so these are perfect little ‘fiddle’ activities, as well.