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Fine Motor


Moving and handling: Children show good control and coordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.

Today's focus is on the children's fine motor skill. I am going to suggest a few activities and you and your child can pick. If your child finds it easy with their dominant hand, challenge them to use their non dominant hand.

Task 1

Threading beads on to spaghetti. You can use playdoh to stick the spaghetti into so it is pointing upwards and then very carefully then have to thread beads or pasta onto the spaghetti without breaking it. This is about coordination. 

Task 2

Building with lego. This helps to build strength in their hands.

Task 3

Pouring from one container to another. You could use water or beads and change the sizes of the container. If you start with big and get smaller, the control the children have to show in order for the containers to not over flow is very important. This helps to build up muscles in their hands.

Task 4

Using tweezers to transfer small objects from one area to another. You can set this up with lego for example and then challenge the children to put red lego together and then yellow lego together. This is building up their pincer grip.