November 04, 2015 3 min read
Parents should help their children develop their fine motor skills as they are going to be required to use them once they reach their school years. Some of these skills are:
Fine motor skills allow children to become more independent, and although they are matured over time, there are plenty of things that parents can do to help their child in this process. In fact, if a child’s fine motor skills are underdeveloped or are not mature enough for her age, she may have trouble using a pair of scissors, painting with brushes, playing with dough and so on.
Parents should have a very active role in this learning process, and they should act as role models for their children. We all know that children love doing what their parents do, so encourage them to imitate your actions even if they do not do so perfectly well. For instance, you can grab some crayons and a piece of paper for you and your child and suggest he draw a sun or a house or a person. Do your drawing carefully and slowly and let your child imitate your trace. Or buy her a colouring book and encourage her to colour, respecting the border lines just as you do. Needless to say, this implies having a lot of patience and it will definitely demand you some time but it is definitely worth it.
Let’s see some other games and educational toys you can try with your child at home:
Fine motor skills are honed and developed over time. They are SUCH an important skill everyone needs to develop - give your child the best start by doing fine motor activities every day.