Fine motor skills are vital during the developmental years of a child. They are the coordination of the small muscles including the fingers and hands with the eyes. Fine motor skills play an important role in helping children with many skills needed in their growing years including:
- Drawing and coloring
- Putting puzzles together
- Tying shoelaces
- Doing up buttons and zips
- Using fork and spoon
- Brushing teeth
- Brushing hair
Developing fine motor skills is detrimental for children as they learn to be independent and start doing things on their own. This is when they develop confidence and enjoy the opportunities to fine-tune and practice their skills. It is important that they enjoy the process in order to learn so this is when fun becomes paramount.
Different exercises can help your child develop fine motor skills and introducing children to home gym equipment is one of the most popular ways among parents. Physical activities such as running, skipping, hopping and jumping are some milestones home gym equipment can help your child develop quickly and easily.
Hanging independently on the rings or even doing a flip would be something your child can do at the age of 5. Alternatively, children at this age should be able to hold themselves upright grabbing the rings with straight arms. Rings aid in developing coordination, spatial awareness and most importantly, grip strength. Advanced stages using the ring will even train your child’s body control.
Core muscles will be developed when children can pump and swing on their own. When they stand on the swing, they also have the coordination to balance. At the same time, when your child becomes an advanced user of the swing, excellent body control and strength will be mastered.
Climbing is definitely a challenge when using the rope. Children will be reliant on their upper body strength and attain a good sense of balance in order to climb the rope. Some activities on the rope can help children learn problem solving skills, coordination in planning their jump and landing as well as when to grab and let go of the rope.
Slightly less challenging than the ladder but very beneficial nonetheless is practicing on the ladder. Spatial awareness and balance are necessary when climbing the ladder, which is something children will develop when they keep climbing. Honing these skills are vital for children at a young age.
How Fitness Kid Corp Can Help
Home gym equipment no doubt brings plenty of benefits to your child’s growth. Apart from the development of fine motor skills, it is also a great opportunity for you to try them with your child! Spend great family time at home with your children over home gym equipment while teaching them some new skills that will improve their development greatly.
Fitness Kid Corp provides a wide range of good quality indoor playground equipment suitable for all ages and abilities. Contact us to learn more about our products and services today!