Painting with Q-tips

This week at Strong Start the children have been painting using Q-tips.  This activity is great at helping children develop their pincer grasp.

The pincer grasp is the coordination of the index finger and the thumb to hold an item.  The pincer grasp represents further development of fine motor skills.  These movements require precise  control of small muscles in the hand.

Fine motor skills are the foundation that  will later allow a child to write and use a computer mouse.

So let your children paint away with a variety of objects.  They love the novelty and it’s also great exercise for growing muscles and minds.

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