This week on Tuesday Tots, I’m featuring five quick and easy ways to develop fine motor skills with your toddler. I fell in love with each of these activities because they all require minimum effort to set up, and they provide lots of scope for playful learning. Each activity fosters not only fine motor skills, but creativity, imagination, early math concepts, language and so much more.
Lalymom shares ten fine motor skills activities with velcro rollers. Doesn’t this look like fun?
Living Montessori Now offers some wonderful ways to play and learn with the crochet balls that come withe fabulous Spielgaben set. The fine motor skills come into play when manipulating the crochet balls and the creative activities introduce early math concepts.
There’s lots of fun to be had with these DIY Family Mega Blocks from Happily Ever Mom. What a fabulous way to teach facial recognition.
The always creative and playful Danya Banya has some messy fun with these DIY stamp pads.
Tongs are a brilliant way to strengthen the all-important pincer grip and work on fine motor skills. Stir the Wonder adds a wintery twist to the activity with “snowballs”.
OUR PICK OF THE WEEK! Each week all three hosts of Tuesday Tots ( One Perfect Day, Rainy Day Mum and Learn With Play at Home) collectively choose our favourite activity from all the posts linked up in the previous week. That post is then featured across all of our sites. Click on the picture below see this week’s featured post.
Now it’s time to link up your fabulous play ideas for the under fives!
Tuesday Tots is a weekly link up of activities especially suited for the under fives. It is a fantastic resource of ideas for kids to play and learn and is co-hosted by Rainy Day Mum , Learn with Play at Home and me, One Perfect Day! Each week I feature posts that were linked up in the previous week. Come and join in the fun, link up your favourite posts and next week you might be featured!
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