Every baby is gifted in different areas. Therefore, to help children develop comprehensively, parents should spend time playing with their children and choose fine motor skill toys to help explore and develop their children’s full potential. The human body is the most amazing machine from birth to adulthood. Fine motor skills require calm and focus.
From there, it helps to adjust gestures, learn to draw, develop spatial awareness, and learn to write. The repetition of activities, games, and the use of fine motor toys will help children to progress and develop comprehensively. Parents, please refer to the article “Suggesting some fine motor skill toys for children” by Mellis Kids below for more useful information in the process of raising children.
Some milestones in the development of children’s fine motor skills
0-3 months old: Baby can put his/her hand to his mouth
From 3-6 months: Babies can hold hands together, move objects and toys from one hand to another.
6-9 months: self-loading food into mouth, clapping hands, pinching fingers together. Pick up toys and objects with both hands
9-12 months: grabs small objects with two thumbs and forefingers. Hold the toy with one hand, using an index finger to point at the object.
From 1-2 years old: Scribble on paper, stack objects on top of each other, use spoon to scoop food, turn pages of a book, undress your baby
From 2-3 years old: Know how to wash hands, turn door knobs, use spoons properly, string large beads into chains, disassemble simple toys
From 3-4 years old: Knows how to unbutton and button clothes, use scissors to cut paper, twist and unfasten accurately, children can draw houses and characters with little details.
Ages 5-7: Paint with more detail, use pens more like an adult, and color without crossing the line.
Suggest some fine motor skill toys for children
Fine motor skill toys-Use A-shaped shelf with wooden animals
The A-shaped shelf with lovely wooden animal toys, with many cute animal shapes will certainly be extremely suitable for children to develop the ability to grasp, touch and touch objects. When the baby is older, parents can also take advantage of the wooden animals, letting the baby color the animals is also an interesting art activity that helps develop fine motor skills and stimulates creativity for children.
Fine motor skill toys-Put the object in the box and pour it out
Parents can prepare this very simple fine motor toy with just a few toys and items. Parents should practice children with increasing levels of challenge, from putting large items in large containers to putting smaller items into smaller containers.
Containers with lids or bags with knots. In addition, at this time, parents can teach children to sort objects when they put them in containers.
Fine motor skill toys-Molding clay
Clay (or you can use flour mixed with food coloring that is safe for children) is an extremely useful fine motor toy. Colorful clay tablets help train hand-finger coordination through rolling, pressing, shaping, pinching, molding and shaping.
Parents can create more excitement and help children play longer by using more lightweight rollers and plastic cookie cutters, etc. Moreover, parents can also let children play in the sand, play with them and build sand castles, both to help children have more fun and also help develop children’s motor skills.
Fine motor skill toys-Stacking, sorting and threading rings
From children carefully stacking items up high without falling, to putting colored rings on the column are games that help develop basic and familiar fine motor for children.
With these fine motor toys, children will practice their finger skills, classify and learn construction skills. Let’s children enjoy the experience of arranging and stacking objects more. Parents can prepare blocks with different shapes, colors and sizes, or objects and toys of different materials for children to try.
Fine motor skill toys-Dressing and undressing
Parents, let your baby practice and try to wear his own clothes. Use clothes with elastic waistbands, pullovers, and loafers so that your baby can easily put on and take off. Parents should also practice and gradually increase the difficulty for children, from elastic waist clothes to clothes with zippers, to clothes with buttons. This is an activity that both develops fine motor skills and exercises independence for children from an early age.
Fine motor skill toys-Draw and scribble
To stimulate and develop children’s creativity as well as the ability to write and draw. Parents, prepare a large white sheet of paper. fixed on the table or floor so that children can write and draw their own “work of art”.Or parents can also prepare a drawing board or easel with an erasable brush so that their children can erase themselves after each drawing.
The process of raising and raising children is a long journey. So hopefully with the above article by Mellis Kids. Parents have had more useful information and from now on, they will let their children participate in activities and play fine motor toys to create a solid foundation for the comprehensive development of their children later.
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