Fine motor skill (dexterity) is the coordination of muscles to perform the basic movement that helps a kid perform his everyday task. From holding a pencil to spoon or opening the lunch box, these muscles help the child to use and grasp the objects.
I am sharing some techniques that can help you to improve your child’s fine motor skills especially under age of 6 year.
My little one has some difficulties in holding a pencil, I am working on his grasp and writing skills(that’s prescribed by an Occupational specialist and his teachers ) nowadays and it works.I thought I should share some easy techniques that can be done easily at home.
Working with Scissors:
If I say this is the best purchase I have made so far, it’s so true.I know it’s quite expensive but If you have just a kid craft scissor, it really helps.
Get some printouts or draw the shapes, like a square or round and ask your child to follow the line.I bought this revolving scissor caddy, I shared Here.Bilal loves using them so much and it helps him strengthening his muscles.
I bought these pencil grips from ” wish.com”. My order came pretty early than expected.It comes in a set of three.You can also find some pencil grips at Scholar’s Choice or Chapters or even Daraz.pk.
It is made of the rubber/silicon, these grips give support to hold a pencil.You need to put pencil and child’s index finger to the attached rings.It gives support to hold it firm and ease of writing or drawing.
You can find a different type of grips but I like this one is the best.I will share some more techniques that help to improve child’s fine motor skills in a couple of days.
Let me know if you have any tips/concern to share,sooner we work on this it will helps the child to perform better.
After a long time, I am back with some of the happenings here.I wanted to write favourites but the weather is not so my favourite.
Life is pretty much same here, we had an ice storm over the weekend.Its been a week since we are having freezing rain and ice pellets. I am literally done with winter this year.Hopefully, we will be having some bright and sunny days soon.
I bought these stones from “Organic & Glass” and I love that store. They have very cute and unique handmade items like jewelry, home decor, and other fun stuff.
Sorry for the bad picture but I will show you what will I be doing with these felted wool balls.So stay tuned for a little DIY.
I was looking for embroidered patches for long.Flowers and roses are quite In nowadays.I am gonna do something creative with this soon…I know, I have a pile of pending projects.
I would love to hear what you guys doing…Please Do Share!!
If You like plain cakes with your tea or coffee like me then you would love this easy Banana Bread for sure.It’s easy to make and literally hard to resist.I added nuts and chocolate chips to attract my kids to have this healthy treat.
Banana is very healthy fruit and often get over ripped soon.I normally collect them and keep in the fridge, or even stored it in the freezer.You can easily make different shakes and banana bread after.
I am sharing a very easy recipe and I am sure you will love it.You can make it at high tea or even take it with you as a sweet gift to visit someone.
Banana:3-4 very ripe
Butter softened:1/2 cup
All Purposed Flour:2 1/2 Cups
Eggs : 2
Butter Milk: 1/2 cup
Sugar: 1.5 Cup
Baking Powder: 1 Tsp
Baking Soda: 1/2 Tsp
Vanilla Essence: 1 Tsp
Nuts(Almonds & Walnuts)
In a medium bowl, mash bananas with a masher or a fork to measure approx 1.5 cups.
In a large bowl, mix together sugar and butter with an electric beater at medium to high speed.Stir in eggs until well mixed.
Add bananas, buttermilk, and vanilla until smooth.
Add and stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt just until it moistened.Add nuts and chocolate chips.
Preheat oven to 350° F and Bake the mixture in a loaf pan for about 1 hour or until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool in pan for 15 minutes.Enjoy it with little butter on top!!
[You can make buttermilk(Available at stores as well) at home by adding 1 tsp lemon juice or vinegar in 1/2 cup of cold milk.Wait for 10 minutes and use it.]
Baigan Ka Bhurta is one of my favorite dish(es) and me love-making it with different versions.Sometimes I Roast eggplant in the oven and sometimes over the flame or even in the microwave.I don’t boil it but if you like you certainly do it too.
Let’s make a quick 30 min recipe and I am sure you will love it as much I do!!!!
- Egg Plant(Baingan):1-2 big round
- Tomatoes:3-4 chopped
- Onion: 2 medium sliced
- Crushed Chilli pepper:1 Tsp
- Turmeric powder:1 Tsp
- Zeera (Cumin):1 Tsp (Roasted and Crushed)
- Whole coriander:1 Tsp(Roasted and Crushed)
- Salt: to taste
- Tamarind paste:2 Tbs
I usually roast eggplant over the flame as I have Gas Stove but if you have electric or glass top stove you can bake foil wrapped Eggplant at 375 F for 15-20 min or microwave it for 3-4 minutes.
- Heat oil and fry onion in a pot.
- After onion becomes golden put in salt, red chilies, coriander and cumin, fry together.
- Add chopped Tomatoes, cook until it becomes a paste.
- Now add Mashed and peeled eggplant and let it cook for 15 minutes.
- Add tamarind paste and leave for 10 minutes on low flame until oil separates.
- Garnish with Green chilies and Cilantro, serve hot with Roti or boiled rice.
It is so easy and yummy recipe that takes hardly 30 minutes.Do you love eggplants as much I do?