Here are my top 15 fine motor toys and resources that I would recommend for all parents, teachers and child-carers who are playing alongside preschool to school aged children. They are perfectly child-sized and appropriate, can be used for countless open-ended ways in play and learning activities and are just fantastic for developing those all
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Use simple, everyday materials to make a fun fine motor game for preschoolers! Set a race to fill the cups with pom poms, using only the tools provided and no hands. My kids (all ages) loved this!
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Make a toddler motor skills activity using pattern cards to sort and drop! Early maths and fine motor skills in an easy, DIY game using recycled materials.
I covered three, empty plastic food containers with white paper
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Make a colour sorting fine motor toy using coloured matchsticks to sort and drop! Great for little hands to develop that pincer grasp and, concentration and hand:eye co-ordination, as well as begin to differentiate and sort by colour.
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Enjoy some playful maths activities with this salt tray and gem pattern making provocation! So simple and low cost, with plenty of opportunities for extending the learning and being creative too!
I set out an Invitation to Play and create with two
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