6 Principles for Fine Motor Activities: #2

2. Start with stability and work toward mobility

The body part must feel secure in different positions before it is ready to move. Make sure your child feels secure with his body by providing appropriate child size furniture or positioning him comfortably.

Furniture: Chair: Child’s feet should be flat on the floor. Desk or Table: Have your child sit in a chair that fits him/her.  Have him bend his elbows keeping the forearms parallel to the floor (making an “L with his arm).  The desk top should be 2 inches above his bent elbows.

Having furniture that “fits” your child will help him feel secure with his body and not worry about falling out of the chair.  His hands will be free to use scissors, hold a pencil or fork or play with small toys.

Next week we will talk about principle #3: Start with larger and work toward smaller

If you would like a copy of all 6 principles at once, please e mail me at lyn@lynaot.com..  thanks!


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