Wednesday to Sunday!
31 Jan – 4 Feb 2018
Acquiring and refining fine motor skills is a key phase in a young child’s growth and development, and essential in the development of their handwriting ability. This year Learning Resources® is launching four new toys in this category to help children through hands-on play.
Steggy the Fine Motor Dino is the fun friend designed to help children practise the pincer grip, hand-eye coordination and introduce early counting and colour recognition. Inserting the brightly coloured numbered spikes into Steggy’s back helps build hand strength, refine the pincer grasp, and improves hand-eye coordination. The spikes feature ergonomic indents to help young children get used to the sensation of doing the two-finger pincer grasp.
Pedro the Fine Motor Peacock helps small children practise fine motor skills, introduces colour and number identification, and boosts tactile awareness. Designed with little hands in mind, each push-pull feather comes in a different cheerful colour (red, yellow, orange, blue and green) and features a different shape and texture to encourage sensory development.
Get a handle on fine motor fun with Finn the Fine Motor Fish, the colourful aquatic friend that helps toddlers practise essential hands-on skills. Finn comes with 10 bright grip-and-pull stars that have been designed to encourage whole-hand movement. Playing with Finn helps refine grip and wrist rotation abilities and introduces colour identification.
When young children place the colourful textured rings on Max the Fine Motor Moose’s antlers, they get to practise key fine motor capabilities including wrist rotation, the pincer grasp and hand-eye coordination. Indents on the rings naturally guide little hands to practise the all-important grip action they need to eventually hold a pencil. The brightly coloured rings also introduce early counting and sorting skills. Each is textured to introduce tactile awareness through play. Visitors can take a closer look at these and other fine motor skills toys at the Learning Resources Stand: HALL 5 / B-06, C-05.
For more information, visit Learningresources.co.uk