Posted on August 11, 2017 / ELC
This term the Early Learning Centre is trialling a Fine Motor Program called Fingergym.
The Fingergym program is a structured rotational program, where the children experience an activity from the following groups:
- Strengthening Fine and gross motor skills
- Sensory and planning
- Fine Motor coordination
- Pencil to paper
- Scissor work
Children participating in Fingergym will also benefit by being provided with opportunities to practise fine motor activities such as cutting, pencil skills, manipulating small objects and other activities designed to strengthen shoulder, hand and finger muscles.
Fingergym also supports children’s development in the following key areas:
- Organising themselves and their possessions
- Starting and finishing tasks
- Confidence to have a go
- Asking for help when needing it
- Following instructions
Fingergym sessions are approximately 15 minutes in duration and several times a week. We are very excited to introduce this program into the Early Learning Centre. The children will be closely monitored and evaluated at the start, during and at the conclusion of the program.