Fine Motor Activities
Here are a few simple fine motor activities which will provide hours of fun for your little ones.
Sensory bottles are a great way to engage your baby and you can customise them to your liking. Add items such as pom-poms, googly eyes, foam shapes or glitter to water.
Rainbow shakers – children have a natural inclination towards music, so let them create their own tunes with these colourful shakers – add coloured rice/pasta or colourful paper clips to the bottle. Make a hole in the lid, Place colourful ribbon through the hole and tie a knot on the inside of the lid before putting the lid back on. For very young babies, try black and white shakers.
Cardboard boxes – pop holes in boxes and use laces, ribbons or pipe cleaners to feed through the holes (leaving a good length before knotting at both ends)
Spider web discovery basket
Who knew that a laundry basket could be so much fun! Tie soft string to and fro through the basket until you create a web effect. Place your babies favourite toys inside and let them rescue them
Provide your baby with pipe cleaners in different colours to insert into holes of the colander