Thursday, July 29, 2010

Fine Motor Fun - Dino Style

Ethan has hyper mobility and DCD. He goes for PT every week, and really enjoys it. Ethan also loves crafts. So this week, I thought I'd try something which would really focus on his fine motor skills.

Since Ethan loves dinosaurs, I thought I'd let him decorate one of his own. I traced a dinosaur picture onto coloured paper, gave him scissors, crayons and stickers.

Since Ethan has trouble cutting, I thought instead of cutting it out for him, I'd let him do it himself.

He still needs some help, but that's ok. He didn't get frustrated, and that's what's important.

Once it was cut out, I let him colour it any way he wanted to.

I had to keep reminding Ethan to hold his crayon the proper way.

To add to his fine motor practice, I had Ethan put stickers all over his dinosaur.

The stickers are great. They give Ethan the opportunity to get that pincer grasp going.


It's very simple, but Ethan had a great time and he got to practice his motor skills without even knowing it!


Anonymous said...

Awww! He is so cute! I would love to feature you on my blog! Can you email me? I can't find your email anywhere.


M for Short said...

Hi again.
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I meant to tell you that I have a couple of my kids book faves on my blog too.
Also, after reading Crystal of 3stairs' comment on your 'Say What' post, I also wanted to tell you about this (similar) site if you haven't seen it before:
Good parent-to-parent hair-pulling moments, photographed for all eternity. Hilarious, I promise.
-M for Short

Kim said...

Simple is the best kind of project for kids. When moms overthink it usually ends up a lot less fun for the little guys. You did a great job and it looks like Ethan had a great time!

Pauline said...

while working in daycare, i was amazed to learn how many children had a hard time with the pincer grasp, so we did exercises and came up with all kinds of ways to use that, stickers are a perfect idea :)