Why development of fine motor skills is of great importance

Why development of fine motor skills is of great importance

The child gradually learns the world around. He learns to sit, rise, go and also to operate the hands: to take various objects, to button, lace up footwear, to write and draw. These operations are performed due to fine motor skills of hands, and a lot of things depend on extent of its development.

Fine motor skills are the exact and small movements of brushes and fingers of hands regulated by joint action of nervous, bone and muscular systems of an organism. Its development begins with infantile age on the basis of the general motility: grasping movements, shifting of objects from one hand in another, etc., it occurs naturally, but process needs to promote.

Experts established close connection between fine motor skills and thinking of the kid, his imagination, memory, coordination and attention. The think-tanks of the person which are responsible for the movement of fingers and the speech are located very closely to each other therefore when forming fine motor skills also the next departments of a brain which are responsible for the speech and intelligence become more active and both physical, and intellectual development of the child is stimulated. Parents have to realize importance and need of games on development of fine motor skills and to find for them enough time.

Exercises on formation of coordination of movements of fingers of hands are simple and do not demand special expenses. Kids aged till 1 year need to mass fingers, to play in Soroku-beloboka, "A horned goat" and "Pat-a-cake", they need the various developing toys: pyramids, matryoshkas, ringlets, cubes. Children are more senior with pleasure and advantage can play with designers from fine details, collect a mosaic and puzzles, to draw, be engaged in a molding from plasticine, to cut out figures from paper and to do appliques. Besides, household skills and abilities help to develop fine motor skills: an independent lacing of boots, fastening of buttons, setting of knots, gathering berries, the help to parents in preparation of dumplings and vareniki and even elementary washing of hands with soap. Development of fine motor skills promotes formation of visual and motive coordination and perception of the world around, attention, memory. It influences formation of graphic skills (letter, drawing, drawing), the connected and expressive speech, a rich lexicon and intelligence in general. To elementary school the child will be able already to learn to read, write, consider to improve further these abilities, and in the future he will be easier given the exact sciences and the work demanding special attentiveness.

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team