Why develop small motor skills?
Fine motor skills is nothing more thanCoordinated work of the muscular, bone and nervous systems of the body. Its good development also depends on the sense organs, in particular the visual system, which is necessary for the child to repeat precise small movements of the fingers and toes. By the way, with respect to the motor skills of the hand and fingers, the term "dexterity" can be used. Fine motor skills include a variety of movements, starting with primitive gestures (for example, capturing objects) to the smallest movements, on the basis of which, by the way, the child's handwriting is formed. Science proved the existence of a connection between the development of fine motor skills and speech in children. Therefore, experts recommend developing small motor skills from a very early age, including the first days of life, and doing this throughout your life.
It is shown that the development of sleight of fingers inChild contributes to an earlier and rapid development of speech. This is based on the fact that small motor skills develop several parts of the brain, and this will undoubtedly affect the overall mental development of the baby positively. A good little motor skills in a child will allow him to make precise movements with small handles and thanks to this he will quickly start communicating using the language. Studies with a speech therapist will not be necessary for him.
Children with poorly developed fine motor skillsThe letter at school is more difficult. Often they simply can not get out the sticks and hooks of the required shape, because their fingers and brush do not obey, they do not have the dexterity. However, this problem is solvable. Nothing prevents to begin to actively develop the motor skills of your child's hands, even if he started to go to school.
A letter will be his favorite subject for him, becauseThat writing will become easy and schooling will not seem difficult and uninteresting. This is due to the fact that together with the development of fine motor skills, attention, speech, coordination, imagination, thinking, observation, visual memory, dexterity are also improved.
In order to determine how goodDeveloped fine motor skills in your baby (recommended age 3 years), you can invite him to perform several tasks in a game form. This can be a "Pyramid" (put on a ring rod), you can give the task to collect nested dolls or other small items, fasten buttons on clothing and harness on shoes, tie-untie knots on laces or ribbons. Watch at this moment the child, paying attention to the pace at which he does the tasks, the mobility with his finger. If he successfully completed all tasks at a good pace, without straining his fingers and brush, this is a very good result. If the child did not succeed, the task was accompanied by irritation, his fingers did not obey, they were inactive - at least think about and give time to develop fine motor skills.
Experts recommend parents consciouslyApproach the choice of toys for the baby. Give preference to toys with lacing, through holes, chopsticks, small parts. The more prefabricated parts of the toy, the better. The kid must have a designer. And the older the age, the finer the details of the designer. It is believed that it is the designer that helps develop fine motor skills and parallel imagination, thinking, useful skills.
Based on extensive and numerous studiesBrain and child psychology, neuroscientists and psychologists came to a unanimous conclusion about the existence of a connection between the level of development of fine motor skills and speech skills in children. A child with well-developed fine motor skills of the fingers and the hand has more developed parts of the brain responsible for speech. That is, the more clever the fingers of the baby, the easier and faster it will master the speech.