Fine motor skills are so important for so many things - from those first clumsy grasps at a toy to using scissors, holding a pencil and buttoning a shirt. The early years are when fine motor skills are being honed - and I have a ton ideas for you to help your child with them!
"99 Fine Motor Ideas" and the second volume, "100 Fine Motor Ideas", are crammed with activities to make strengthening those finger muscles fun. (Shh...kids won't even know it's helping them!) Authored by 10 moms, the co-hosts of Fine Motor Fridays (including me - yay!), these activities have all been tested - and loved - by our own children.
As the back cover says:
"The Hands Have It! Squeezing Play Dough, Fastening Buttons, Snipping with Scissors. and So Much More.
99 Fine Motor Activities fun, engaging ideas to involve the fine motor muscles in your child's hands, fingers, and wrists. Ten talented moms come together to share the most successful, creative, and inspiring invitations to play that they set up for their own kids to get those little hands working.
Your child's hands develop and change so much in the first years of life. From chubby newborn fists that can barely open to infants reaching for your face as they coo to toddlers self feeding and stacking blocks, soon you will have a preschooler learning to cut, write, and turn the pages of a book!"
Highlights of both books include:
Each activity includes full color photos and step-by-step instructions, to make it easy for you to try at home.
There are helpful hints and variation suggestions to go with each idea.
All activities are kid-tested and kid-approved!
The book is organized and color-coded into seven categories, offering a wide variety of activities and crafts to appeal to a wide variety of interests.