Fine motor skills are the small movements that occur in the hands, wrists, fingers, feet, toes, lips and tongue. Basic fine motor skill is a child’s ability to use small muscles, specifically in the hands and fingers to pick up small objects, hold a spoon, turn pages in a book or use a pencil or crayon.
A great way to develop fine motor skills in babies is to incorporate the use of fine motor skills toys which can range from threading toys, lacing toys and hand-eye coordination activities. These fine motor toys allow children to develop their sense of independence and confidence as they gain control of their surroundings, whilst also enhancing brain development through playing with interactive motor toys.
At Early Years Resources, we have sources a fantastic and comprehensive range of fine motor skills toys to support development for the early years. These include twisting and turning activities, bead frames, mazes, beads, buttons, laces to thread, shape threading and a variety of templates, boards and cards for lacing and threading.