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How to teach a child to hold a pencil correctly. Easy Activity to Help Kids with Reading, Word Searches, & Visual Scanning. Today, I've got a super fun fine motor activity that not only will be a hit with the kids, it will work on a few very important skills. This fine motor fidget toy is fun for kids to make and works on visual scanning at the same time. Then, when they are done, you've got a creative fidget toy that kids can use over and over again. Let's get started! But first, What is Visual Scanning? Scanning a worksheet for keywords, looking through a book for a certain page number, answering a multiple choice test question and scanning the list of options for the correct answer...This is visual scanning.

Looking through a pile of shoes for the matching red one, searching for a friend's face in a crowded lunch room, doing a word search and looking for letters to make up a word...This is visual scanning. Visual Scanning is the voluntary fixation of the vision from one point in the visual field to another. Visual Scanning Activity for Kids Small Rubber Bands Fine Motor Activity for Kids and Connect Four. DIY zipper board for kids. Balancing Felt Balls – Fine Motor Fun | Learning 4 Kids. I am always looking for playful and inviting ways for kids to develop their fine motor and hand-eye coordination skills using fun resources. These felt balls are so tactile and sensory and kids absolutely love playing with them. I set up a challenge using the felt balls, suction pads and tweezers. I challenged the kids to transfer the felt balls from the basket and balance them onto the suction pads without touching them. As they played, we introduced a timer and two friends competed to see who would balance all the felt balls first.

There are other ways you can also play with the felt balls, suction pads and tweezers. What you will need? You will need felt balls (the ones pictures are 1cm), tweezers and suction pads. The suction pads are small anti-slip mats used in the bathroom. You can find these bathroom suction pads in a range of colours, shapes and pictures in the bathroom or nursery isle in most shopping centres. Pompoms are a great alternative to using felt balls. Let’s Play. Fun Preschool Activities That Develop Fine Motor Skills. Today we wanted to share some fun activities for preschoolers that can help develop their fine motor skills.

Why is it important for children to develop their fine motor skills? Being able to pick up small objects, color, open jars, and other activities that use the muscles of the hand are all integral to children's development. As their skills develop, they will go on to learn more difficult tasks such as tying a shoelace and eventually writing words. Here are a number of activities your child might enjoy. Pom-Pom Sorting: To set up this activity, just tape a small colored dot to the bottom of each section of the tray. Have the kids sort pom-poms into the correct compartment using a small pair of tongs. Feather Transfer: If kids can handle using tongs, they might be ready to try manipulating clothes pins. Counting and Number Recognition: Since today is the Chinese New Year, we made a dragon-themed set of printables that you can download and print out for your preschooler.

Do-a-Dot Fun! Preschool Activity Pages: Practice Using Scissors - Laura's Crafty Life. Yesterday I told you about how I was planning on creating some printables to work on some educational concepts with the kids over the summer. First up in this series are some sheets to help practice fine motor skills – specifically, using scissors! I have created four sheets to print out and have your child practice their cutting skills. These sheets are fairly simple. I didn’t want to use up a ton of my printer ink cartridges just to have my kids cut the sheets up! Download and print your practice cutting skills worksheets. Terms of Use (please read before downloading): Many of the printables are in .pdf format. Click on any of the links below to stay up to date with everything going on at Laura’s Crafty Life!

Linking up here: Tip Junkie: Tip Me TuesdaySugar Bee Crafts: Take a Look TuesdayNot JUST a Housewife: Show Me What Ya GotClean and Scentsible: The Creative SparkThe Shabby Nest: Frugal FridayTatertots and Jello: Weekend Wrap Up Party. Preschool Fine Motor Skills Worksheets and Printables. Cutting Worksheets - Aussie Childcare Network. Free Printable Cutting Practice Strips. Scissor Skill Worksheets. As adults, it's difficult to remember that cutting with scissors is not an instinctive or natural action. It takes time (and practice!) To develop such fine motor mastery. The creators of Kids Learning Station provide an excellent series of scissor skill worksheets where your preschoolers can practice cutting everything from straight and curved lines to more challenging operations like zig zags and waves. Not only are these practice sheets great for repetition, you can also increase their difficulty level by printing them on paper of different weights (e.g. regular printer paper, 60 lb. cardstock, 100 lb. cardstock, etc.).

Be sure to check out Kids Learning Station and their sister site, All Kids Network, for these and other wonderful learning aids! If your students are new to the art of cutting, these worksheets may seem a bit advanced. Happy cutting! P.S.