Funky Finger activities help to strengthen the muscles in the hands and fingers, getting children ready to write.
Here are 2 age appropriate activities that are super easy to set up at home.
Baby (from approx 4/5 months. Also suitable for toddlers):
Release the toys. Tape down some toy animals on a plastic tray or on a high chair tray. Encourage your baby to peel the tape from the tray and release the animals.
Teaching perseverance, hand-eye coordination and strengthening muscles. A great tummy time activity too.
Toddler: Tongs and Tweezers.
Scrunching up some tin foil or using pom poms/cotton wool balls, encourage your toddler to attempt to pick them up one at a time and place then in the basket - you could use a muffin tray too.
Start by using their fingers and move onto a pair of kitchen tongs or tweezers.
Builds resilience, improved hand-eye coordination and strengthens muscles.