Fine Motor Skills- what are they and why are they so important?
Fine motor skills involve the use of the smaller muscle of the hands, such as using pencils for drawing and coloring or using scissors to cut shapes. Their efficiency influences the quality of the result as well as the speed performance.
These are learning abilities- so the more you practice fine motor skills activity, the more it becomes easier, faster and more precise!
However, these activities are crucial at younger age for a healthy child development. Having said that, it is important to practice different levels of fine motor activities at all ages – to challenge and maintain a healthy brain.
Fine motor skills are essential for the development of any child- from toddler to adult. Especially today, when kids and adults spend many hours as passive viewers in front of screens, activities like pencil drawing, coloring, cutting and pasting, constructing objects – are extremely important for a healthy brain & body.
Nowadays, everyone are aware of the fact that screens can be addictive, for children and adults alike. So it is highly recommended to engage in these activities which are also important for developing patience, concentrating and deferred gratification.
PaperCat’s Craft Kits
We design self-assembly paper toys for children and adults. All products are 100% made from paper/cardboard and each product is hand-illustrated in great details. Our products have a nostalgic “feel” but with a twist!
Our craft kits & construction booklets are great idea for fun activity using fine motor skills!
These craft kits challenge kids to think, as well as to use their hands and their logic intelligence.
At the end of the construction, there comes the sense of achievement which is so important for a child’s self esteem!
And after ALL the labor… it is time of the imaginary play, which is as important as working with the hands.