All tagged FINE MOTOR SKILLS

Fine Motor Game for Pencil Grip

Save the pumpkins with this super easy fine motor activity.

Alright, Target Dollar Spot. I came. I saw. I conquered. These little erasers screamed my name all the way from the diaper aisle.

Last week we shared some tips about pencil grip. One of the most important ways to help how your child holds a pencil is to strengthen hand muscles by using tongs, scissors and movements with pliable textures such as playdough.

Save the Pumpkins forces your child in a playful way to use a pencil grip to save the pumpkins from hot lava.

Of course, right? Please tell me everything your child does also revolves around not stepping on the hot lava?!? Remember, speak their language. What makes your preschooler tic?

For us, it was hot lava and they were ALL OVER this game. My almost five year old wanted to count how many he grabbed, and my three-year-old wanted to make sure none of them fell into the gooey mess.

It was easy, and it was awesome.

Button Push For Hand Eye Coordination

Why is Button Push so important? 

For starters, the SIZE of these buttons is perfect for your four-year-olds, great for your three-year-olds and even better for your one-year-old

How do I know this? Because I have all three ages that seem to swarm around these giant colorful buttons. They do fit into mouths, so stay close and make sure any of these ages do not choke. 

Educationally speaking, your child is also working on: 

  • Fine motor grip 

  • Hand-eye coordination 

  • Repetition which serves as building blocks to learning and establishes play patterns 

  • Movement

  • Prediction 

  • Transporting - mathematical and language concepts as they investigate space and weight

  • Empty vs. Full