22 fine motor skills activities
All children will develop their fine motor skills at different paces, but there are plenty […]Read more
Water play is both enjoyable and educational. It helps children develop hand-eye coordination and the concepts of maths and science from an early age. Water play supports developing motor skills, problem-solving skills, language development and social, emotional growth.
In a tray or bowl, add little sponges (you can cut a normal washing sponge into little sponges of different shapes). Encourage your child to pour some water over the sponges and let them explore the tray, squeeze the sponges and explore the textures.
Why not ask some questions? How does it feel when you touch it? Is it wet, dry, rough, etc.
Variation: why not try to transfer the water by squeezing the sponges to absorb the water in one bowl, and moving to another bowl by squeezing all the water from the sponge?