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Importance of fine motor skills

We never thought why our grandparents or their parents always kept small infants in a crib and toys were tied to the crib.

Those toys were tied at a place where the baby could see it, basically on the side or above the baby’s head.

This basically improved their sight. Seeing basically meant, improving their vision, and trying to move their heads side by side looking at the toy which is making sound and thinking from where is the sound coming? 
The toys which were tied with the sound on the crib had long strings infants tried kicking, catching those colorful strings.

These moments were basically are hand-eye coordination moments a big milestone that infants take.

When the babies are small we always have toys that they can easily grab to improve their hand-eye coordination.
The development of fine motor starts from a very small age around, 1 or 2 months.
The full development of their fine motor skills to come to our level should take years, or for a few toddlers years.
The griping of these toys, putting a toy in their mouth or just examination of any simple toy or string is nothing but hand to mouth coordination. These are the stepping milestones for fine motor skills.
Fine motor skills are basically involving the use of small muscles that control the hand, fingers, and thumb. 

This motor skills help the children to improve various basic tasks like :
  • Grasping Toys
  • Picking Up the toys
  • Buttoning
  • Zipping clothes or bags
  • Writing
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Using a bat and ball
  • Self-feeding/ using a spoon or fork
Once fine motor skills improve it improves hand-eye coordination, the gross motor skills, and the above activities.
Imagine if hand-eye coordination is not improved driving a car or feeding your self how difficult it would be. 
There are various activities for improving fine motor skills in babies and toddlers.
These activities help them in prewriting skills and improve their hand-eye, hand -mouth 
Please tune in for some activities which improve fine motor skills.


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