How To Help Your Children Develop Motor Skills
Motor skills are essential for your children to fully develop their bodies and be able to do other activities, such as sports, later in life. That is why it is so important to encourage and stimulate our children to develop them from a very early age.
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6 Ways Of Helping Your Children Develop Their Motor Skills
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- Household Chores: This is one of the best and easiest ways to help your children develop motor skills. Simple activities like teaching them how to set the table for dinner, pour juice into glasses, and wipe the table with a sponge or rag can help them develop balance, delicate movements, a sense of distance, and many other fine motor skills. At first, you’ll have to help them do this, but you’ll see that they’ll get better at it every day.
- Use Play-Doh: Play-Doh is usually low-cost, and you can find it in almost every library or toy store. Play-Doh is extremely helpful in developing motor skills since children play with it giving them different shapes, creating new colors, and all using their fingers. Plus, as it is non-toxic, it is safe for almost every age.
- Drawing: Drawing, coloring, and painting develop their fine motor skills and imagination, too. Encourage your children to paint and draw with different mediums and textures, such as pencils, canyons, watercolors, and others. Also, when children paint with a brush, they learn how to gain control of their bodies. Paint-by-number can be an excellent form of brush painting for young children.
- Hula Hoop: This will help them gain control and coordination since the game consists of controlling the hula hoop only with their waists. If you want to play with your children, you can pass on the hula hoop with your arms!
- Play With Puzzles: Puzzles help develop motor skills since they need to match the correct shapes and also help develop visual memory. Encourage your child, as much as possible, to complete easy puzzles at the beginning and then progressively propose complex ones.
- Cut With Child-Safe Scissors: This is amazing for eye-hand coordination! Be sure the scissors are child-safe, so they don’t hurt their fingers.