For the past months, I think I’ve been a little complacent on stimulating Little Cat’s development. There’s our playdates with Mommy R and Little A, I give him new books every now and then and we read books all the time but, I still feel I need to be more pro-active in his development. For one, I think I have to give him more activities that will hone his motor skills.
Children are naturally curious and they love to move around and tinker with whatever they can get their hands on. But of course, it’s proper to lead them to the right activities that will actually hone their gross and fine motor skills.
For fine motor skills, a child who has not properly developed the skill may have difficulties in writing legibly, using a keyboard, perform dressing and grooming activities like buttoning shirt, tying shoelaces, using zippers, etc., and turning pages of a book. Add to that, I found this site to identify more and I quote,
Children with difficulties in this area may have:
- poor eye-hand coordination
- poor manipulative skills
- immature drawing skills
- poor handwriting and presentation skills
- some perceptual difficulties
- good auditory memory skills
- confidence as speakers and listeners
- good verbal comprehension skills
- strengths in verbal and non-verbal reasoning
- enjoyment in using multisensory strategies when learning. Continue reading