Hello! Welcome to another week of Mom’s Library!! As I sit here typing away, my children are nearby cutting out mouse sillouettes to put up along the baseboards to add some extra Halloween ambiance to the house. It’s been a while since I’ve cut out such awkward shapes (like those little tails and legs), and they take some concentration and muscle coordination in the hands to do. Thus, I thought this week it would be perfect to highlight some great ideas to help your children develop the muscles in their hands and improve their fine motor hand skills.
If you missed last week’s round-up, I featured Ghostly Fun. Have a look through and be inspired! This resource for Moms is packed full of parenting tips, activities for children, crafts, recipes and more!
Kids love cutting! And cutting definitely develops hand skills and muscles in little hands. Living Montessori Now has so many ideas rounded up that I’ve lost count of them! And it’s not just paper that can be cut…snip on over and see for yourself!
Sewing is definitely a project that encourages hand skills in children. My son started sewing when he was 3, and still enjoys it. I think this burlap and paper plate idea over at Kids Activities Blog is fantastic.
Mosswood Connections has some fun (and tasty) ways to help children strengthen the muscles in their hands. I like their simplicity mixed with creativity!