Which apps and games can help with motor skill development?
Encouraging movement of any kind -- even silly, unstructured movement -- is a great way to help kids build motor skills. There are lots of movement games for preschoolers, which -- in addition to being lifesavers on rainy days -- are great for helping little kids develop both fine and gross motor skills.
Here are some to consider:
These games break down large movements into small, manageable components that aid in spatial awareness, strength building, and rhythmic sense.
- Kinect Sesame Street TV
- Sesame Street Once Upon a Monster
- Sesame Street Ready Set Grover
- Just Dance: Disney Party
Handwriting and drawing
When kids practice writing, they build fine motor control at the same time they learn how writing communicates ideas.
Sensory integration and muscle memory come together when kids engage in mindful, full-body exercises.