It is easy to develop fine motor skills. Be not afraid to allow children to play with small objects. It is the best of all to be engaged in development of fine motor skills from 6 months to 3 years.
What is fine motor skills? Why it is important to develop it.
Fine motor skills - the movement of small muscles of hands. Fine motor skills are directly connected with a speech development in children. Scientists proved that children with well developed fine motor skills, quicker and more qualitatively begin to speak.
Except a speech development, fine motor skills develop:
- visual memory;
- motive memory;
The quicker you will begin to be engaged with the child in his development - the quicker he will begin to talk and serve himself (to put on, shoes on, go to a pot, to eat, etc.).
Optimum age to start classes – from 6 to 8 months when the child learned to sit down.
What to begin classes with?
It is possible to buy special toys, but it is absolutely optional. All necessary for classes is at home. For a start the kid can suggest to touch rags of fabric of different textures and color. On fabric it is also possible to sew or paste various beads and buttons (different forms and the sizes).
Make of fabric sacks with various grain (peas, haricot, rice, buckwheat, etc.). Offer the child, to lower handles in different grain. With flour and semolina it is possible to learn to draw.
We pour out in flat big capacity, dark color and we draw semolina or flour fingers. For kids it is possible to make dough for a molding (or to buy plasticine). It is also possible to buy finger-type paints. Play with balls of the different sizes. It is possible to play in the special dry pool (see a photo).
Main to give all classes in the form of a game, do not force the child if he in bad mood to do, that he does not want. Alternate games. Every day offer the child something new. Give 15-20 minutes on classes every day. With age the child will become, more assidious and classes, will begin to increase on time. Offer games according to age of the child.
- It is important! If the child uses a dummy, offer him it during the games with small objects that the child did not pull everything in a mouth. You watch closely the child. Do not distract when the child plays with grain, the test, etc.
For children of 1 year
Continue to play with grain, only complicate a task. For example, it is possible to add pasta to buckwheat and to suggest the child to choose them and to shift in other bowl. Suggest the child to string large beads on a rope. Or to throw small balls or plastic tubules in capacity with a narrow neck (balls can be made of plasticine). Buy home kinetic sand, play with sand, when there is no an opportunity to play with the child in a sandbox on the street. Draw - pieces of chalk, paints, felt-tip pens , etc. Finger-type gymnastics - for all age. We read verses and we do massage of fingers. Get various ""pyramids"" and "sorters" or make with own hands. Complicate a task with games, let the child train sleight of hand. For games with drawing by paints, it is possible to make an ice sphere (see a photo) In the balloon we pour water and for day in the freezer.
All described games surely will interest the kid. Tell the child what he does, lead, thereby involving him in process.