Finger games and exercises
Playing with fingers is good because they can start right from birth, and even after a few years the baby will be so much fun to play them. Finger exercises can be divided into 2 types – games in which there is an active work of your fingers, and games that involve the whole hand and there is a simultaneous massage of the palm and fingers.
Games for fingers is, as a rule, exercises on extension and bending the fingers, for example, the game "Forty-crow", or other similar poems and nursery rhymes with enumerations. In the game you can give a name to every finger, or associate them with family members.
Games that encourage more active work of the brush, you can start with the simplest: it is griping handles other parts of the body, such as another hands or feet. After six months you can play "Patty-cake" and "Caravan" by moving clenched fists up and down ("kneading the dough") and saying:
"Meshu meshu dough
Furnace is in place
Bake the loaf
Go ahead, go ahead ("waddling dough" from hand to hand)"
Toys that promote the development of fine motor skills
The development of fine motor skills is possible with certain types of toys. At a younger age is developing mats with special inserts with a different texture, and soft toys-Squeaker, which must be compressed or gently hit to produce sound. Also you can make a book out of felt or fabrics of different textures with bright and crisp applications.
At the age closer to a year the child should be invited to play the pyramid, prefabricated dolls, or other handy tools, which are often more attracted the attention of the baby. For example, a small jar with a screw cap, or a homemade casket with "treasures", where you can put items of different shape, e.g., beads, buttons, pasta. When choosing these items, remember that there is a risk of swallowing their child and to give preference to fairly large instances.
From other improvised means, which occurs due to the development of speech, can be identified cereals – rice, buckwheat, also legumes and nuts. For kids you can make little baggies of different fabrics with a filling of croup, toddlers love to "sort out" of small grains on their own under adult supervision. Fine motor skills is considered to be sufficiently developed, if one year the child may take the forefinger and thumb a small object.