Finger Coordination for Improved Writing
Children with fine motor challenges and inefficient printing, writing, or typing skills will benefit from variations of the following ideas that stimulate right and left brain activity leading to keen coordination and heightened focused attention:
Finger Coordination for Improved Writing –
- Handwashing is the end all and be all of fine motor coordination exercises. Insist on it. Make sure to correct proper handwashing. Maybe you’ll even reduce at school and in home illness rate.
- Other easily available fine motor coordination activities involving finger coordination: teaching the correct use of keys on Notebook computers, the correct grasp of crayons, pencils, and scissors, as well as, handling fasteners, lunch containers, and shoelaces.
- Mimicking finger movement patterns should be performed easily and rhythmically by children. Try variations of “Itsy Bitsy Spider” or, for the older child, try familiar rhythms or musical beats to appropriate and popular music.