Are you searching for fun fine motor activities for kids? Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with children by letting them decorate the shamrocks. This is an easy and fun Montessori activity that they will enjoy.
Learning is a process that requires experience, practice, and time. All children learn at different rates, mostly because each child has different environments and needs. Almost all parents want their children to develop meaningful skills to help them be successful throughout their lives. Parents are excited when their children complete activities independently, learn to write, read, add, and subtract. Often, however, adults do not consider the learning process.
There are specific skills that must be acquired within a certain age range because that is when children are the most receptive. When this learning has not occurred, and children have clearly exceeded that range, it is essential to consider other possibilities. Perhaps this learning is not evident due to a much more complicated situation. Maybe the child has a learning problem that makes it difficult for them to acquire new knowledge.
There are different types of learning disabilities. Dyslexia, which is the difficulty in reading where children confuse letters, is not due to vision problems; the brain can't encode information. This problem can be corrected more easily in young children; Dysgraphia is an issue to consider. It is a consequence of dyslexia; Dyscalculia is a problem in performing a mathematical calculation. Teenagers can also have this condition, which makes it tough to understand basic concepts; Memory and auditory processing are disabilities that hinder the ability to understand and remember sounds.
The Montessori learning method was designed mainly to reduce the abandonment of children with disabilities. Montessori was aware that many of these problems have a solution through education. Through their own experiences, children can develop their skills, which will allow them to function adequately in their daily environment. For this reason, the following activity is designed based on this learning method.
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THEME: FINE MOTOR ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Learning problems
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this fine motor activity for kids, children will strengthen their hands and fingers' movements to function freely in daily activities.
Difficulty level: Intermediate. This fine motor activity for kids is designed for children to carry out autonomously and independently, with an adult's surveillance.
- Accuracy in hand and finger movements
- Hand-eye coordination
- Bilateral coordination
- Pincer grip
- Color identification
- Clover drawings of the same colors made with crepe paper (previously created)
Crepe paper of different colors
- Glue in a container
- A paintbrush in a container
Take the glue with the paintbrush and spread it inside the clover circles.
Rip the tissue paper.
Make little paper balls.
Paste the balls on the clover circles matching the colors of each clover.
Fine motor activity for kids of decorating clovers using different motor techniques
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HOW TO DEVELOP THIS FINE MOTOR ACTIVITY FOR KIDS WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
This fine motor activity for kids can be done with younger children. To reduce the difficulty level, children can use the tearing technique to decorate the clovers with colored paper. They will freely glue the tissue strips onto the clover. In this way, a motor skill activity appropriate to the children's development and abilities will be carried out.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OVER 6 YEARS OLD
This fine motor activity for kids can be done with older children. It is necessary to change the materials to increase the level of difficulty. At this age, children have developed skills in their movements to use scissors and cut out different geometric figures to stick on the clovers. In this way, a preschool activity appropriate to the children's development and abilities will be carried out.
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VIDEO DESCRIPTION – FINE MOTOR ACTIVITY FOR KIDS OF SHAMROCKS WITH LITTLE PAPER BALLS
In this fine motor activity for kids video, you will find the step-by-step of the "SHAMROCKS WITH LITTLE PAPER BALLS" activity, designed for 4-6-year-old children. Here, a manual activity was carried out, using different motor techniques such as tearing paper.
This fine motor activities for kids activity will allow children to develop skills such as accuracy in hand and finger movements, hand-eye coordination, bilateral coordination, pincer grip, focus, color recognition, self-reliance, autonomy, and self-esteem. The materials needed to carry out the activity are clover drawings of the same colors made in crepe paper, crepe paper of different paints, glue, and a paintbrush.
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