Your child at this age may begin to isolate fingers to perform different tasks. Finger isolation helps your child develop fine motor and eye-hand coordination and increases strength in fingers for drawing and writing. A fun activity to help your child work on the fine motor muscles needed to use for writing and drawing is ripping and tearing up magazines and/or paper.
- old magazines
- old wrapping paper
- empty tissue boxes
- shoe box
- empty baby wipe containers
Step 1: Show your toddler how to tear and crumple a piece of paper. Hand the paper to your toddler and let him try.
Step 2: Show your toddler how to pick up the crumpled piece of paper and drop it into different containers like empty tissue boxes, shoe boxes and empty baby wipe containers.