It is really important for little ones to develop their fine motor skills. They need them to do things like doing buttons up and writing. There are lots of fun things that you can do to help improve fine motor skills. This week we’ve been playing with a finger gym,

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To make this finger gym you will need:

  • Pony beads
  • Wooden kebab sticks
  • Polystyrene

To set up this finger gym I stuck some kebab sticks into a slab of polystyrene that I had saved from a package. I did think about cutting down the kebab sticks as they were rather big. In the end I decided not to. You could use toothpicks as an option.

finger gym

When it was ready BB threaded the pony beads onto the sticks.

If you have a little one who is older, you could make up pattern cards to go with it. I showed BB a pattern and he did try to recreate it. He was so pleased with himself when he was finished.

If you liked this finger gym be sure to check out my pipe cleaner and colander activity and fine motor skills practice busy bag.

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Help develop fine motor sills in toddlers with this finger gym activity.

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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