There are plenty of opportunities for building fine motor skills on the playground, but tabletop play can be created in any environment! Exercising their hands with different objects can support motor and sensory development for children of all abilities.
Take a look at how you can replicate these simple activities at home:
- 10 fine motor activities using common household items like empty egg cartons, q-tips, tape, and more: theautismhelper.com/10-fine-motor-activity-ideas-using-common-household-items/
- Creative, themed ideas for sensory tables! They’re easy to set up – just gather materials and let your child explore, scoop, pour, and dig: weareteachers.com/sensory-table-ideas/
- Super STEM fun that includes printables of step-by-step instructions! Try salt tray writing, skittles melting in water, and more: blog.himama.com/10-quarantine-activities-for-kids-with-free-printables/
Watch how we implement tabletop play on the playground for #TBT: youtu.be/WIeGR79BySw
Did you know that gripping onto the ladder as you climb, playing with sand, and moving the knob on play panels activate fine motor skills? Our inclusive playground allows for safe exploration to enhance learning and development in all aspects! Learn more at inclusionmatters.org
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