This is the first in a series of fine motor activity videos we are starting. Fine motor activities are extremely important with preschool age children. Such important functions such as writing, cutting, and more require the coordination and a certain amount of strength in the small muscles of the hands and fingers. In addition, fine motor activities require intention and concentration. The fine motor activities we will post can be modified to make them easier or harder depending on the age and skill of the child. While I currently teach a two year old class, the majority of my students, aside from those who have just turned two, can tweeze (although my class uses plastic, round-tipped tweezers and pom poms). This lesson is appropriate for children three and older.
This video and others in the "Preschool Fine Motor Activities" series are meant to provide other preschool teachers, parents, or babysitters with activities to do with their child or children that builds skill and is fun. All of the lessons we post for children can be easily modified. Please ask or share how you did!
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