Discussion in 'Preschool' started by missteacher5, Sep 15, 2010.
Sep 15, 2010
A lot of my students need help with their fine motor skills. Any ideas on how to help them?
To develop fine motor muscles try activities that include tearing paper, using spring loaded clothes pins to pick up items and dropping them into something, and taking small pieces of play dough/clay and practice rolling into little balls between the thumb and first two fingers.
great ideas here:
Play doh is wonderful for fine motor. Putting beads on pipe cleaners. Pop it beads. Add tongs to your bean table and pom poms to pick up.
Sep 16, 2010
I have a list of fine motor exercises on my handwriting page.
Sep 17, 2010
Thank you for the suggestions!
Sep 19, 2010
We make alot of necklaces with beads or with berries that we find in the forest (of course if this is not an option you could just go the popcorn/cranberry route). We also have different sized tongs/pincers with different sized beans that children put into cups. Another item that is very popular is making patterns with our mini-bead trays.
I also like to involve clay once in a while but mainly playdough (clay is not the most smell free of materials ).
We spend time buttoning, zipping and lacing through holes.
We also do many of these activities:
picking things up with tongs, tweezers, and clothes pins
turning coins over one at a time
playing with dough