Today our children in the 21st century are into technology, aren’t they?! Many children would love to stay on their iPads and play “Minecraft” or check out fun videos rather than do any fun crafts or projects.
Sometimes as parents we may not want to pull out messy crafts like playdoh and glitter/glue projects, because it is just one more thing we have to clean up! Often we don’t realize in our hustle and bustle of the day that these opportunities for crafts and doing things could be crucial to their fine motor development.
What is fine motor development?
Fine motor movements involve the coordination of small muscles in the hands and fingers. Strong fine motor skills are essential to complete tasks such as writing, cutting, using a fork or spoon, threading beads, moving puzzle pieces, zipping, buttoning, and tying shoe laces. Without well-developed fine motor skills, a child may have difficulty learning to write or performing many of the other critical tasks presented in the preschool and kindergarten classrooms.
Whether you are a parent, or a classroom teacher, we have a great solution for you!
Check out our Finger Funatics Parent Companion! It’s great for parents and for Pre-School or Kindergarten round up!