Legos are kids' favorite toys, but you can also use them to strengthen fine motor skills for preschoolers. Check out the step-by-step instructions for this creative lego preschool fine motor skills activity that will also help improve children's skills and creativity.
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Children are constantly learning. They have their senses in alert mode and are receptive to everything that happens around them. A way to enforce their knowledge is through personal experiences. That is why the game has an important role in physical, cognitive, and emotional development.
Nowadays, most people, even children, spend their time in front of a computer, a TV, or a cellphone, losing the opportunity to play, learn, socialize, and develop their motor skills. The game brings so many benefits for children's integral development. And for sure, you will not find a child that doesn't like to play.
Construction games such as LEGOs are a great choice to spend time with children. In this game, they can see their creativity grow when putting together different objects or figures. With this, children develop their logical thinking due to classifying by color, function, or size. They also strengthen their ability to solve different problems that can arise.
Likewise, the game strengthens children's self-confidence, which directly influences their development. Trust allows children to face life challenges and get along in a proper manner and with confidence.
Self-confidence results from strong self-esteem in which parents or caregivers are involved since they guide and support children, providing them with a positive image of themselves. But how do we go about giving this to children? Children must receive a reward for each achievement. They should feel that their loved ones trust them.
Another important thing is that children must understand that failure and difficulties are things that happen. They must learn to be focused on resolving problems when they appear and not on the problem itself. They should also know that they have the support of their loved ones.
THEME: PRESCHOOL FINE MOTOR SKILLS ACTIVITIES
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: LEGO game – developing trust/self-confidence
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this preschool fine motor skills activity, children will strengthen their self-confidence while developing motor and cognitive skills such as finger and hand movements and their creativity.
Difficulty level: Advanced. This preschool fine motor skills activity is designed for children to do autonomously and independently with an adult's company.
- Accuracy in hand and fingers movements
- Eye-hand coordination
- Following instructions
- LEGO bricks/pieces
Children must be under adult supervision while doing this preschool fine motor skills activity to avoid injury or harm when using LEGO bricks.
Put the LEGO bricks in the middle of both children. (they can also do this activity alone)
Take the bricks to build a tower.
A fine motor skills game to build a tower with LEGO bricks.
HOW TO DEVELOP THIS PRESCHOOL FINE MOTOR SKILLS ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
You can do this preschool fine motor skills activity with younger children. To reduce the difficulty level, children can use bigger bricks to have a better grip. It will be easier for them to put the bricks together. In this way, children will carry out a motor skill activity appropriate to their development and abilities.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OVER 6 YEARS OLD
You can carry out this preschool fine motor skills activity with older children. To increase the difficulty level, children can make a more complex figure, requiring more focus, better hand and finger skill, spatial recognition, and trust in their abilities. In this way, children will carry out an exercise appropriate to their development and skills.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION – THE LEGO PRESCHOOL FINE MOTOR SKILLS ACTIVITY
In this preschool fine motor skills video, you will find the step-by-step of "THE LEGO ACTIVITY," designed for children 4-6 years old. Here they will participate in a race against time to build the higher tower.
To perform this preschool activity, children must be under adult supervision to avoid accidents. This activity will allow children to develop accuracy in hand and finger movements, eye-hand coordination, following instructions, creativity, focus, autonomy, self-esteem, trust/self-confidence, respect. The materials needed for elaborating the activity are LEGO bricks.
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