This is the first time I’m posting for “try It Tuesday” over at 5 Minutes for Special Needs. The premise is to give ideas to other moms, whether it be general or something that might help their child’s development.
Meggers has had some developmental delays, here are a few activities we’ve done to help her develop her Fine Motor Skills.
For the first, you’ll need a tray, some different color/size beans or beads, a pair of tweezers, Dixie cups, wax paper and rubber bands.
Have your little one pick up the beans/beads using the tweezers. They can separate them by color, size or simply count them. Meggers likes to drop them into Dixie cups and then we cover the Dixie cup with some wax paper and an elastic band to turn it into a music maker.
Meggers also used to have a really hard time holding paper and cutting at the same time. One of her teachers gave us the best idea to get her confident about cutting and she loved it. We would draw a few lines about a ruler length apart on a piece of paper and then tape the paper to the refrigerator. It would make it so much easier for her to learn how to cut straight lines. You can make it lots of fun by getting some decorative paper (or they can decorate it) and make a paper lantern.
These are just a couple of things we’ve done to help Megger, hopefully they’re ideas that can help someone else.