Name: Training to Assist with Fine Motor Skills
Certain types of activities work on fine motor skills in ways that strengthen fingers and works on eye hand coordination.
Paper Clips are great for finger movements and manipulation. Being able to slide the clip onto a piece of paper takes a lot of concentration.
Clothespins are a fantastic material for building finger strength.
Tweezers and Tongs take a lot of hand eye coordination to be able to operate successfully and move an item from one place to another such as pom poms.
Pipe Cleaners can be used as a great tool for fine motor skills. They can be used to thread beads.
Straws can be used as beads, to thread onto something! But they also work great with play dough too.
Play Dough, /Clay is fantastic for building those small muscles when kneading, pushing and rolling the dough.
Hole Punchers build muscle strength in hands while punching holes in various types of paper
Eye Droppers are a great way to increase the pincer grasp.
Kitchen Tongs can be a great tool for working on hand strength and control. Lay out a variety of objects to be picked up with the tongs.
Toothpicks are small and take a good pincer grasp to be able to hold while picking up clay.
Two Handed Tasks rolling the playdough/clay in both hands
Added Activities: sewing, weaving, lacing, painting tracing, pinching, threading, cutting, sorting, buttoning. Fine Motor Skills are involved in smaller movements that occur in the wrists, hands, fingers, and the feet and toes. They participate in smaller actions such as picking up objects between thumb and finger, writing carefully, and even blinking. These two motor skills work together to provide coordination.
Description: Learning Resources Jumbo Tweezers
Description: Liquid Droppers