This is something our preschoolers cannot wait to accomplish! How do we get them there? Here are a few every-day activities you can do at home that will help your little one exercise and strengthen their hand and finger muscles. Besides being fun, they are a great way to take a break from your busy day and connect with each other. Older kiddos can join in too!
- Make the most out of your tickle time with your baby by “tummy writing.” Write uppercase letters on baby’s tummy while saying the name of each letter.
- Yogurt as paint? Yes! Help your little one use their fingers to paint with some colored yogurt on a plate. It’s yummy and fun for them, and the clean up will be no problem! 😊 Water-based paints can be used on paper for older kiddos.
- Laying on the grass in the backyard or taking a break from walking in the park is a fun way to explore what’s up in the sky. It can also be a good time to introduce “sky writing” to your children. Have them lie on their back and try to write letters or draw shapes in the sky using their pointer fingers.
- Who doesn’t like to play with playdough? Did you know your child can learn to use children’s scissors by cutting playdough? Have them roll playdough into a snake shape then cut it into pieces. Pretend to make bread together by rolling and pounding playdough. 😊