What is fine motor skills?
It is the skill of hands and fingers, i.e. the ability to manipulate objects, grasping them, threading them, arranging them, as well as the ability to write, draw, paint, knead …
Why is fine motor skills training so important?
Because it influences the mastery of self-service skills that support the child's independence, as well as learning to write at school. If the finger movements and hand coordination are at a high level, learning is a pleasure for the child and not a source of sadness and frustration.
KORBO blocks are the perfect toy for practicing fine motor skills. Even just grabbing the blocks is a great exercise to improve your fingers! In addition, you can have fun building a tower from blocks (alone or with a group), placing blocks on platforms, and breaking blocks apart. Another interesting idea is to insert the bricks into the hole in the box and then take them out. You can thread blocks on a string, sort them according to colors into appropriate containers. While playing with KORBO blocks, the child exercises fine motor skills without even knowing it!
We present the first two exercises that will be great as a warm-up before the lesson:
1. We divide the children into pairs. Each child chooses 10 gears of the same color and one different. We spread the gears in front of us and START! The first to build a smooth tower with a gear of a different color on top wins.
2. Having a rack made of racks, we continue to compete in pairs. We translate the one from top to bottom. The winner is the first one to have a gear of a different color on top again. Exercise 2. Transferring gears.
We already know how important it is to practice finger and hand movements in every child's life. We also know that KORBO blocks are an ideal toy that supports the development of fine motor skills. It's time for ideas on how to use these bricks in several variants of simple and well-known fun. We present two more games in pairs that perfectly shape fine motor skills:
3. We divide the children into pairs. Each child builds two towers from the same number of gears (e.g. 10) in two different colors. The task of each child is to connect the towers as quickly as possible so that the two colors of the gears are arranged alternately.
4. Having already a tower with e.g. Children choose 20 gears arranged in two colors alternately on one platform. This time the task is to disassemble the large tower into two smaller ones on the platform, each tower has one color. The towers should be placed in such a way that they can be turned after division (i.e. they should be placed evenly). Exercise 3 and 4. Alternate stacking of gears and disassembly of the tower.