22 fine motor skills activities
All children will develop their fine motor skills at different paces, but there are plenty […]Read more
Prepare a nice open area where you and your child can sit comfortably together. Use the bucket or toy box and place a variety of toys and everyday objects in it. Close your eyes and go on a toy hunt with your child.
If you do have a sandbox, you can hide the toys in the sand and then go on a sandpit toy hunt!
As you and your child pull toys out of the box, name them and talk in detail about them. For example, if you pull out a doll, you can say “I found the little doll!”
Let your child choose freely from the basket; it is important to let them lead the activity, as this is how they will learn the most from it. Try to only intervene when it seems as though the child may need further guidance or if they suggest they want you to join in.