Fine motor skills are the ability to control small, precise movements with the fingers, wrists, and hands. These skills are important for the daily activities of life. They also play a very important role in school activities. A child’s writing skills depend on the child’s fine motor skills. There are many activities you can do to improve your child’s fine motor skills.
It is not a good idea to have a child practice handwriting until we expose the child to write some straight and curved lines etc.
There are many activities that you can expose your children to – many activities are fun and also help develop fine motor skills … Basically, there are three types of activities that will help develop your child’s fine motor skills:
Grab – example: use pencils, pencils, brushes, etc.
Handling – example: scissors, knead, chop, etc.
Hand-eye coordination – example: writing, cutting, threading, etc.
Here are some activities that can improve your child’s fine motor skills:
Playing with play dough
Using scissors to cut lots and lots of paper. Make sure that children do not use the adult scissors, but use the safety scissors.
Pick up beads or other small objects with tweezers.
To paint with the fingers
Stack objects: cards, coins, blocks, etc.
Connect the dotted puzzles
Draw and doodle
Any activity that isolates finger activity, for example, playing a piano or writing
Knead dough, mix cake batter – get someone to help you cook …
The best age to teach your children good handwriting skills is between the ages of 3 and 10. Practicing handwriting can often be difficult and boring for the child. Take it easy and do it the right way. Have them practice fine motor skills first, then move on to the alphabets. Also make sure the pencil grip is correct.
Good posture is important and plays a key role in handwriting skills. Poor posture creates stress on young spines. Here are some tips for getting the perfect posture for your child:
Make sure your child has their own writing table and chair (the height should be adjusted according to the child’s height).
Your feet should be flat on the floor or on a footrest.
The child’s back should be supported by a chair. The child’s bottom should go into the back pocket of his chair.
The head should be balanced on the shoulders; It should not lean sideways or lean forward.
It is not good to have too much tension on the shoulders (leaning too far to the sides to write)
A general advice when walking is:
A low chin means that your neck muscles are bearing the weight and tension will flow down your neck and back. So now hunched over …
Here are some tips for correct posture when your child works at the computer:
The computer monitor should be at the child’s eye level. Otherwise, your neck will be strained. Above eye level is not a good thing.
The keyboard and mouse should be slightly lower than a desk so that the shoulders can be relaxed.