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How to Develop your Child’s Motor and Cognitive Skills

Learning is a complex process that develops through stages. 

Caroline Tate, BizzyBox creator, shares her top tips on how to develop your child’s motor and cognitive skill set from the early stages of development. You'll be pleased to know that it’s as simple as ABC!

Scissor Cutting Skills- The art of using scissors is considered to be a pre-handwriting skill. When correctly done, it provides your child with lots of practice in using the tripod fingers together – ie the thumb, forefinger and middle finger.

Colour-in exercises: Colouring- in exercises will help your child will help develop controlled handling of the crayon and improve fine motor skills by helping little hands have a better sense of what they are holding and how firmly to hold it.

Art and craft using different materials such as pom poms promotes fine motor skills. Grabbing, pinching and poking at these little items are great for fine motor development! What’s more, POM POMS provide a great opportunity to introduce children to different colors

Color Button Activities- This is simplified way for toddlers to learn different colours and shapes and
 Lacing and sewing activities such as stringing beads, macaroni and colourful string will help children develop eye hand co-ordination and memory skills set

Introduce glue into activities which will help gain an understanding of glue’s property as an adhesive and development an awareness of science

For more information, visit bizzybox.com.au

 
 

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