Saturday, September 29, 2007

You're in good hands.

We've been working on The Eency Weency Spider in my Family Time classes. No matter where you are from or what your age, most people know this very familiar nursery rhyme. It's impact, however, goes far beyond just being fun. Finger play activities like this one enhance fine motor skills that will later help your child use a fork, brush their teeth, hold a crayon, or cut with scissors. Other activities that help to enhance fine motor skills include:
  • stacking blocks (start with soft items, such as a sponge, if your child has trouble with traditional blocks.)
  • playing with play dough, sand, and finger paints
  • puzzles or shape sorters
  • stringing beads or other items (start with large openings)

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