The fact that the fine motor skills of children need to be developed today knows, probably, every mother. I first heard about this from a nurse who was massaging her eldest daughter. She showed me the basic techniques. I recalled them recently when we started developing the speech of the youngest daughter.
Interestingly, the baby’s oral speech begins to develop at the moment when the movements of the fingers become accurate. The better developed fine motor skills of the child, the higher should be the level of development of his speech. Therefore, to engage in modeling, drawing, application, you need to start to engage as early as possible, so that the mental development of the child goes actively.
The truth is here, I would like to note that my youngest daughter has been participating in our lessons with her elder daughter since she was born, and now I work with her individually. When she was very small, we allowed her to get into the paint with his hands and daub something else. And now we are doing separate crafts with her, and she does everything: from sculpting to appliqué. But despite this, we have problems with speech.
Therefore, we began to do also finger massage. I think it will not be superfluous for development.
How to massage
That it was interesting to the child and it was possible to make all massage movements at one time, I combine it with different jokes and rhymes. Now we are good at going fairy tales, my daughter really likes. We begin with a massage of each finger separately. This is done to improve blood circulation and to stimulate nerve endings.
It is no secret that the points located on our palms and fingers are responsible for the work of many internal organs. So, such manipulations with a baby’s handle help to normalize the work of many organs.
Now go to the next exercise. We connect one finger with the opposite one and try to disengage our hands. We ask the child to resist. Of course, you can not overdo it and pull too much. Repeat this exercise with each finger.
Then we massage the fingertips with the fingers of the other pen of the child himself. It is necessary to move from the base to the top, working through each phalanx. Do not push too hard. All movements should be slow. It is necessary to act thoughtfully.
After that, you need to gently hold one finger between your child and pull it up. Need to move from the base to the tip. Movements, we extend the finger. Similarly, you need to pull each finger.
We finish the massage by patting the fingers of the child on his palm. First on one hand and then on the other.
Massage is over, the handles are warmed up and you can start the main activities. J
Are you doing a finger massage for your child?