22 fine motor skills activities
All children will develop their fine motor skills at different paces, but there are plenty […]Read more
An open space where you can get a little active. Avoid places with sharp objects and furniture if possible.
This activity develops body coordination, balance skills and decision making.
Either indoors or outdoors (if available), ask your child/children to stand facing you so that you can see them and they can see you. Demonstrate different balance poses and ask the children to imitate you.
Some example poses (you can invent more):
Some useful tips for instruction: whenever you pose on one leg or one hand, be sure to repeat the same pose standing on the other leg or hand (this helps to develop ambidexterity). If your child/children demonstrate a good mastery of different balance poses, ask them to lead you with a pose. Enjoy!