Spring is officially here and we’ve even had some sunny days to prove it! With the temperature rising and the warmth of summer rapidly approaching, opportunities to play outside and to play with water are great ways to improve fine motor skills as well as develop sensory processing.
Encourage your child to play outside and jump, run, climb, ride their bicycle, skateboard, or scooter as fun ways to promote strength, balance, and coordination skills essential for fine motor development. Playing with water can also be a fun and motivating way to increase strength, dexterity, and coordination; as well as support sensory processing, especially sensitivities to wet or cold sensations. Squirt toys, spray bottles, or making a water bin to scoop and pour cups of water are all fun ways to help grasping skills, hand strength, and dexterity.
Get ideas for more outdoor and water play, as well as learn about how your child can benefit from these types of play.
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