Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Developing Fine Motor Skills

Today I went to help out at school. On a Tuesday I usually have half an hour with my son in the mornings to work on things like handwriting and maths. Today we did something different though.

The teacher gave us a coffee jar and some pegs. The aim of the game was to clip all of the pegs on the outside of the jar. The game encourages the development of fine motor skills. My son found it quite easy clipping the pegs on the jar, so I made it harder by getting him to put one hand behind his back, close his eyes, or use his finger and thumb only.

We had a lot of fun doing it and he ended up better at it than me! It is a simple and easy way to encourage children to develop their hand-eye coordination.

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