Want to teach your kids how to pour their own milk?
Start with simple, super fun sensory play such as this one.
Even dumping are essential for child development.
These are concepts that unless someone sits us down and says, “Look, here is WHY you are getting your kitchen floor a little wetter than you’d like”, we may not be as accustomed to doing.
The side bonus is that water play typically lasts 3 times longer than it takes me to set up and clean up. Bonus if the kids think wiping the floor is a follow-up game. - But let’s not get ahead of ourselves…
Pick the ONE thing you want to improve, and focus on that ONE skill.
What I mean, is if you want to focus on fine motor skills, stay focused on task at hand.
Here, it is to strengthen the little muscles so that down the line your child can correctly cut and hold a pencil.
You want to stay focused with your goal.
If the goal is fine motor grip, try not to also throw in letter recognition and sequencing. You can keep the brain power to a minimum so that your reluctant toddler or preschooler can really zone in on what they need to work on.