22 fine motor skills activities
All children will develop their fine motor skills at different paces, but there are plenty […]Read more
Your baby will develop his/her core strength and learn to roll from front to back. Your baby will also develop hand-eye coordination by reaching out for objects.
Set up the floor space with the toys in the middle of the blanket. Place your baby on his/her tummy and place yourself (also laying on your tummy) opposite your baby – with the toys between you.
Model how to reach the object, stretching your arm and grasping the toy. As you do this, tell your baby what you are doing: ‘I’m reaching for the teddy. Wow, it feels very soft!’
Encourage your baby to do the same and once he/she has explored the toy, move onto the next one! As your baby develops, you can spread the object further apart to support crawling!