Give the little ones a head start in developing hand muscles.
Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 14, 2013
Fine motor skills are very important for little ones. Seasoned Moms are sharing the best activities to help develop fine motor skills and a playful painting activity that helps to develop precious hand muscles.
Strengthening hand muscles is important for young children to be able to dress themselves, pick up their toys, and use utensils properly. As children get into preschool and approach kindergarten, the muscles can continue to be strengthened in order to control the pencil grip.
The activities are simple and easy to set up. A good start is letting the little ones string cheerios or let them push pipe cleaners through colander holes. Other simple activities include letting them grab pom poms with a pair of tweezers or tongs.
Another great activity is letting them cut strands of hair for a paper doll project. Tracing letters and numbers with yarn or painting empty containers can turn into the kids favorite pastime.
Another playful fine motor skills activity is painting with cotton balls, paint, and tongs. Simple household items can really make painting fun and unique for the child. Use the tongs to pick up a cotton ball and let the kids dip it in paint provided on a plastic plate.
Let the child use separate cotton balls for each color. The child can simply smear the paint around or experiment making different designs. Encourage them to paint with the tongs. They help to build up pincer grip muscles which will help to develop fine motor skills.
For detailed instructions and to get additional fun activities for kids, check out Kids Activities Blog this week. Come get inspired to let the kids have a blast with fun activities that sneak in a bit of learning, too.
About Kids Activities Blog
Kids Activities Blog is a website created by two moms (who collectively have 9 children), Rachel Miller and Holly Homer from June Cleaver Nirvana. It is their daily goal to inspire parents and teachers to play with kids. This interactive website publishes simple things to do with kids twice a day. Kids Activities Blog is a great tool for moms and teachers to find kid-friendly activities that create memories and sneak learning into the fun.