22 fine motor skills activities
All children will develop their fine motor skills at different paces, but there are plenty […]Read more
With a younger baby: hold a sheet up between you and your baby, ensuring it is not too far away for them to reach, this will encourage them to stretch to move, tap, pull the sheet in order to reveal what is hiding (you!) Once the sheet is moved say “peek-a-boo!” in a light tone and smile so they can see it is fun.
With an older child: take the first turn as the ‘seeker’, this will allow them to see you use your hands to hide your face whilst you count (ever so slowly) up to five until they have hidden. Whilst they are hiding you can say things such as “I wonder where ______ has gone”.
Once it is your turn to hide, choose an easy spot you think your child could find you without too much difficulty – do a shuffle or let a toe hang out as a clue!