Fine Motor Image

Small children are fascinated with fiddling around with small objects! Fine motor activities help develop skills that preschoolers need to learn for self-help skills and eventually learning to write. While children are playing and exploring, they are developing eye-hand coordination in enjoyable and engaging ways. There are a variety of materials used by ECERS All Stars, including small building toys, art materials, manipulatives, and puzzles. The organization of materials for fine motor play is an important consideration of room arrangement, so that children have access and can be easily supervised.

Key Points:
Make sure children have access to materials on their own

Provide a variety of developmentally appropriate materials
Provide at least 60 minutes of activity time every day

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Reflection: How many fine motor materials do you have in your classroom? If you don't have many, what are some ideas to provide them?

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