Unit 9: Fine Motor Play
Yesterday, we learned all about gross motor and getting your baby moving those big muscle groups like the arms, legs, and trunk.
Today, we’re focusing on the opposite and discovering more about fine motor skills and working those small muscle groups in the hand, wrist, and fingers.
WHAT IS FINE MOTOR PLAY?
Fine motor play is play that helps your baby to make movements using the small muscles in the hands, fingers, and wrists.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF FINE MOTOR PLAY?
1. Fine motor play helps your baby to become more independent with eating, dressing, and playing.
2. It builds your baby’s body awareness.
3. And it boosts your baby’s self-esteem.
ASSIGNMENT: REFLECT ON HOW YOU CAN ADD FINE MOTOR PLAY TO YOUR DAILY ROUTINE.
1. Does fine motor play come naturally to you or will you have to be more intentional about adding this to your play routine?
2. What examples in this module or activities you’ve found online can you use to inspire your fine motor play?
3. How can you find fine motor play opportunities in the tasks you’re already doing and the things that are already around you?
Send me an email with the answers to these questions and your reflections on this unit.
COMING NEXT: SENSORY PLAY
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