This is not a newfangled trend, but simply another name for classes that develop the accuracy and dexterity of fingers, during which not only the muscular system is involved, but also nervous, bone and even muscular coordination.
Many recent studies indicate that there is a close relationship between the development of fine motor skills and the work of the speech center. In other words, games and contact with small objects contribute to the development of speech in children. True or not, I find it difficult to answer. It seems to me that many other factors affect speech, and such games should not be considered the only key to success.
I have a phobia for small items, especially after seeing a girl in the hospital after surgery (she put something in her nose). Moreover, now, when the daughter is almost 5 years old, the fear has not disappeared. The other day, a friend, the same age mother, told how her daughter stuck a bead in her nose and did not tell her anything. And only when I went to bed said Oh, Mom, is it difficult for me to breathe.
So, the main rule is constant monitoring and monitoring of the process. When I gave my daughter small items, I always recalculated them in order to be calm after the game.
You can make an empty egg container with a fine material at hand – more from chicken and less from quail. You can come up with different tasks – arrange small toys, beads, or sort buttons into cells.
By the way, such a container can be used to store game accessories.
Here the main thing is not to use balls with too small holes, and also to monitor their quality so that the paint does not climb, and the beads do not break when dropped.
They can be strung on a string, sorted by color, shape and size. By the way, you can string not only beads, but also donut donuts, hair ties and even pasta of a suitable shape.
I made beads made with my own hands on the bumper of the stroller, and my daughter picked them up during the walk.
I have a special attitude towards them, but this does not mean that we should delete them from the list, all of a sudden ideas will come in handy to someone. Each hostess will have excellent materials for the development of fine motor skills in children.
You can use cereals – if you manage to interest your child in folding rice grain, it will perfectly develop the so-called tweezers. You can also use larger products – macaroni of various forms (it is convenient to sort them), beans, peas, nuts, etc.
Here, again, you can use the containers from the eggs – fill them with objects in accordance with the shape and color.
As the box you can use any box, box or chest. I used a tin box for cookies, where my daughter and I put a lot of completely different small objects.
The child is required to complete the task – to get a certain number of objects, to find a specific toy or a figure of the desired color.
It is difficult to make such a home-made one, it is easier to purchase. However, my daughter had enough to play at a party or change with friends for a while. The essence of the game is to lead a small object (a bead or a figurine) through a rigid wire labyrinth with many curves.
On sale there are labyrinths of various sizes – from small to huge for the whole table. We can often see them in children’s entertainment centers.
This is perhaps one of the most simple and affordable options for the development of fine motor skills. I even wrote a separate topic on how to diversify such classes.
I do not know if there is any influence of games for the development of fine motor skills, but my daughter spoke in monosyllabic sentences as early as 2 years. However, at 3 she still had some problems with speech, which disappeared after a few months.
In any case, such classes perfectly develop the thinking of the child, help with acquaintance with the basics of counting, studying colors, shapes and sizes.
How do you develop fine motor skills?