What have we been learning?
What is Scrimbling?
Everyday we encourage our children to strengthen their fine motor skills through fun and engaging 'Scrimbling' activities such as hammer boards, using tweezers or pegs. Nursery is a crucial age to develop these fine motor muscles to prepare them for tasks such as writing and zipping up coats or buttons. This can be done through writing and cutting but many children do not choose to access these areas, often resulting in variation in fine motor development among this age group. Fine motor skills require patience, which is in shorter supply, so Scrimbling is set up to be exciting and engaging to all children! Why not try additional fine motor skills at home too!
Here are some fun fine motor ideas you can do at home...
The children got very busy on the carpet this week. They created their very own tea party using the play dough and available resources, whilst some other children decided to strengthen their fine motor skills by having a go at our hammering board.
We have a new discovery area in our setting this year. The children love exploring the technical toys, magnets, colour pebbles and other items!
The children decided to build a bridge or two over the 'swamp' they created. They extended this further by pretending there was an ogre hiding around somewhere!