Need some gift ideas for toys that help develop fine motor skills? We’ve compiled a list of the best fine motor toys on the market!
Fine motor skills require a child to use their hands and fingers. Fine motor skills are especially important because they help a child grasp and use a pencil once they get to school. It’s the synchronization of hands and fingers with the eyes.
Gift Guide: Fine Motor Toys for Preschoolers
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Primary Lacing Beads-These beads come in six vibrant colors and five distinct shapes. Stringing the easily grasped beads promotes eye-hand coordination, fine motor, cognitive and visual perception skills.
Helping Hands Tools-These tools are so fun! They can use them to pick up toys, squirt water, and scoop all while developing hand control! They are a great addition to sand or water play.
Scissor Skills Pad-Kids love to use scissors and this is a great way for them to practice developing their cutting skills. This creative and practical activity pad gives an engaging, creative direction to scissor work.
Peg Board Set–Use with your child for sorting, color recognition, patterning, learning basic math skills such as counting, adding, subtraction and graphing. The best part about this set is that your little ones won’t even notice that they are learning as they “play”.
Perfection-Remember this game? SO FUN! It’s a race against the clock to get all 16 pieces in place before time runs out!
Sorting Pie–Fruity pie teaches attributes (colors and fruit shapes)and early math skills such as grouping, sorting, patterning, and besides…it’s FUN!
Latches Board-Undo a lock or latch, swing open the numbered door and count on finding fun when the picture beneath is revealed!
Stackadoos-Remember Bristle Blocks? Well, these are the makeover version! Soft, chunky blocks that are never-ending fun!
Playdoh-Yes, good ol’ playdoh. It’s great for fine motor development.
Mr. Potato Head-Classic Mr. Potato Head with 13 interchangable parts!
I hope this gift guide makes shopping easier for you when looking for toys that develop fine motor skills!
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Such an informative article. Wooden toys are also much more versatile than plastic toys. Most of the time we buy plastic toys because it is much cheaper than wooden toys but we have to ask ourselves…how long will this toy last?