Fine and gross motor activities are very essential for the overall development of the kid.
What are Fine Motor Skills?
Fine and gross motor skills is one of the most important skills to be developed in a child’s early year. Fine motor skills refer to the coordination between small muscles, like those of the hands and fingers, with the eyes. All the daily task which we perform involve our fingers so it’s really important to strengthen those small muscles. Fine motor skills involve functions such as writing, grasping small objects and fastening buttons and so on and so forth.
What are Gross Motor Skills?
Gross Motor Skills involves the larger, stronger muscle groups of the body. In the early year development of these muscles enables the baby to hold his/her head up, sit, crawl and eventually walk, run and skip.Few examples of Gross Motor Skills are walking, running, jumping, climbing, balance, strength etc.
Fine and Gross motor skills are utmost important to develop in younger kids, however it’s not rocket science! Let’s look at some super easy and no-prep activities using home items which can go a long way in improving and developing their Fine and gross motor skills.
Refer to the items list which are required and how to use them is illustrated in the video below:
1. Picking up Rubber Bands with Chopsticks
2. Zig-Zag and Bear Walk
3. Inserting Straws/Coins in Playdough
4. Clothpins Pinching
7. Using Spray Bottle
8. Stacking Straws in a Chopstick
9. Match cut and paste worksheets
10. Catching Rolling Balls
We have a collection of 100+ Fine and Gross Motor activities for toddlers Please check all the parts here: