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Building Fine Motor Skills

C. D.
The list author says: "Learning to write well, cut with scissors and tie your shoes takes a lot of practice. But, who wants to practice when they can be having fun. Here's a list to help you and your kids do both. There's stuff for young kids (Preschool to 1st grade)."
Plasticine Classic Color Set by Play Visions
Plasticine Classic Color Set by Play Visions
"Plasticine is a great way to help kids develop hand strength.  This is a bit firmer than Play-Dough and never dries out, so kids can keep working on their creations."
Ohio Art Classic Etch A Sketch Magic Screen
Ohio Art Classic Etch A Sketch Magic Screen
"This was a favorite toy from my own childhood.  Great tool for fine hand movements.  Also, a great toy in the car."
Lauri Tall-Stacker Pegs & Pegboard Set
Lauri Tall-Stacker Pegs & Pegboard Set
Melissa & Doug Magnetic Chalk Dry Erase Board
Melissa & Doug Magnetic Chalk Dry Erase Board
"This dry erase and chalk board combination provides a vertical work surface for kids. Builds arm strength and coordination."
The Everything Kids' Mazes Book: Twist, Squirm, and Wind Your Way Through Subways, Museums, Monster Lairs, and Tombs
The Everything Kids' Mazes Book: Twist, Squirm, and Wind Your Way Through Subways, Museums, Monster Lairs, and Tombs
Lauri Toys Primer Pak
Lauri Toys Primer Pak
"This great little pack is full of activities in a very small package."
Lauri Shape & Color Sorter
Lauri Shape & Color Sorter
Learn to Print
Learn to Print
"A guide for learning print letters."
Beads 'n Baubles
Beads 'n Baubles
"Lacing beads are a must for any child working on developing fine motor skills."
Melissa & Doug Lace and Trace Pets
Melissa & Doug Lace and Trace Pets
"Lacing cards are a bit different and somehat trickier than lacking beads, so these are essential as well for fine motor skills"
Lauri Crepe Rubber Puzzle - Dog & Pups
Lauri Crepe Rubber Puzzle - Dog & Pups
"Great beginner puzzle of durable rubber."
Lauri Crepe Rubber Puzzle - Race Car
Lauri Crepe Rubber Puzzle - Race Car
BUTTERFLY CREPE RUBBER PUZZLE
BUTTERFLY CREPE RUBBER PUZZLE
Quercetti Fantacolor Junior Pegboard Set
Quercetti Fantacolor Junior Pegboard Set
Toysie: Snappers
Toysie: Snappers
Fat Brain Toy Co Dado Squares
Fat Brain Toy Co Dado Squares
WEDGiTS Deluxe Set - 30 Piece Set
WEDGiTS Deluxe Set - 30 Piece Set
Melissa & Doug Basic Skills Board
Melissa & Doug Basic Skills Board
"Nothing builds confidence in acquiring fine motor skills like independence.  So a toy like this one that allows your child to practice zipping, buttoning, and snapping is great."
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Latches Board
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Latches Board
"Another independence building toy. This will help a child develop fine motor skills while also learning how to lock and unlock common hardware."
Lite-Brite Flatscreen - White
Lite-Brite Flatscreen - White
"A classic toy with great fine motor skill value."
Blokus Game
Blokus Game
"This easy to learn game enhances thinking skills as well as a non-frustrating way to add to fine motor skills learning."
The Original Toy Company Nuts and Bolts
The Original Toy Company Nuts and Bolts
Plan Toy Nuts and Bolts
Plan Toy Nuts and Bolts
Guidecraft Screw Block G2003
Guidecraft Screw Block G2003
Melissa & Doug Underwater 48-Piece Floor Puzzle
Melissa & Doug Underwater 48-Piece Floor Puzzle
"Puzzles are great for building fine motor skills.  Get puzzles that are at your child's skill level and that are about subjects that interest him or her.  The puzzles I've chosen here are durable and can stand more wear and tear than most."
Melissa & Doug Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles in a Box - Pets
Melissa & Doug Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles in a Box - Pets
"Puzzles are great for building fine motor skills.  Get puzzles that are at your child's skill level and that are about subjects that interest him or her.  The puzzles I've chosen here are durable and can stand more wear and tear than most."
Melissa & Doug World of the Bugs Jigsaw Puzzle, 60-Piece
Melissa & Doug World of the Bugs Jigsaw Puzzle, 60-Piece
"Puzzles are a great way to build fine motor skills and patience.  Puzzles are also give kids a sense of accomplishment when they are done. (Something that is especially important for the often frustrated kid working on fine motor skills.)"
Melissa & Doug Shark Jigsaw Puzzle, 100-Piece
Melissa & Doug Shark Jigsaw Puzzle, 100-Piece
"Puzzles are great for building fine motor skills.  Get puzzles that are at your child's skill level and that are about subjects that interest him or her.  The puzzles I've chosen here are durable and can stand more wear and tear than most."
Melissa & Doug Safari Adventure 200 Piece Cardboard Jigsaw Puzzle
Melissa & Doug Safari Adventure 200 Piece Cardboard Jigsaw Puzzle
"Puzzles are great for building fine motor skills.  Get puzzles that are at your child's skill level and that are about subjects that interest him or her.  The puzzles I've chosen here are durable and can stand more wear and tear than most."
Ravensburger Pirate Ship - 200 Piece Puzzle
Ravensburger Pirate Ship - 200 Piece Puzzle
"Puzzles are great for building fine motor skills.  Get puzzles that are at your child's skill level and that are about subjects that interest him or her.  The puzzles I've chosen here are durable and can stand more wear and tear than most."
Melissa & Doug Noah's Ark Jigsaw Puzzle, 200-Piece
Melissa & Doug Noah's Ark Jigsaw Puzzle, 200-Piece
"Puzzles are great for building fine motor skills.  Get puzzles that are at your child's skill level and that are about subjects that interest him or her.  The puzzles I've chosen here are durable and can stand more wear and tear than most."
Ravensburger Mother's Pride Jigsaw Puzzle, 100 Piece
Ravensburger Mother's Pride Jigsaw Puzzle, 100 Piece
"Puzzles are great for building fine motor skills.  Get puzzles that are at your child's skill level and that are about subjects that interest him or her.  The puzzles I've chosen here are durable and can stand more wear and tear than most."
Ravensburger Land of The Giants - 100 Piece Puzzle
Ravensburger Land of The Giants - 100 Piece Puzzle
"Puzzles are great for building fine motor skills.  Get puzzles that are at your child's skill level and that are about subjects that interest him or her.  The puzzles I've chosen here are durable and can stand more wear and tear than most."
Blue Frogs at Sunset 100 pc
Blue Frogs at Sunset 100 pc
"Puzzles are great for building fine motor skills.  Get puzzles that are at your child's skill level and that are about subjects that interest him or her.  The puzzles I've chosen here are durable and can stand more wear and tear than most."
Unicorn Princess
Unicorn Princess
"Puzzles are great for building fine motor skills.  Get puzzles that are at your child's skill level and that are about subjects that interest him or her.  The puzzles I've chosen here are durable and can stand more wear and tear than most."
Ravensburger Enchanted Forest - 100 Piece Puzzle
Ravensburger Enchanted Forest - 100 Piece Puzzle
"Puzzles are great for building fine motor skills.  Get puzzles that are at your child's skill level and that are about subjects that interest him or her.  The puzzles I've chosen here are durable and can stand more wear and tear than most."
Ravensburger In the Galaxy - 60 Piece Puzzle
Ravensburger In the Galaxy - 60 Piece Puzzle
"Puzzles are great for building fine motor skills.  Get puzzles that are at your child's skill level and that are about subjects that interest him or her.  The puzzles I've chosen here are durable and can stand more wear and tear than most."
Ravensburger Safari - 84 Piece Look & Find Puzzle
Ravensburger Safari - 84 Piece Look & Find Puzzle
"Puzzles are great for building fine motor skills.  Get puzzles that are at your child's skill level and that are about subjects that interest him or her.  The puzzles I've chosen here are durable and can stand more wear and tear than most."