Monday, September 27, 2010

Fine Motor Skills and Paper Dolls

Fine motor skills could be defined as doing any task that requires small precise hand and finger movements. We want our children to build these skills and or muscles for writing and anything that requires use of the hands and fingers. These skills are important to develop in childhood because they will remain with them throughout their entire education and life.

As parents we want to find activities that our children can and like to do that promote these skills. Activities that are fun might include play dough, silly putty, kids scissors, beads, markers, crayons, paints and other crafts. For example, the skills used form being able to repeatedly print and cut out the clothes, dress the doll and work with tabs from fashion collections will help promote your child's fine motor skills.

Practice makes perfect!