Activities to Enhance Fine Motor Skills: 18-24 Months

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Kathryn Gamble
These fun playtime activities suggested by Jamie Loehr M.D, and Jen Meyers will help your toddler develop fine motor skills.
Kathryn Gamble
Kathryn Gamble

Puzzles

Do simple puzzles with your child. The best for this age range are simple shapes attached to handles that fit into indents on a board.

Kathryn Gamble
Kathryn Gamble

Improve Hand-Eye Coordination

Improve hand-eye coordination by building with blocks, stringing large beads, using blunt scissors, and drawing.

Kathryn Gamble
Kathryn Gamble

Use Toys

Help your child develop strength, control and dexterity by squeezing water out of a washcloth, squeezing a ball or a soft bath toy and drawing with large crayons.

Kathryn Gamble
Kathryn Gamble

Build Blocks

Using large blocks, build with your child, but also give her the time to build on her own.

Kathryn Gamble
Kathryn Gamble

Blow Bubbles

Show your child how to blow bubbles.

Kathryn Gamble
Kathryn Gamble

Craft with Her

Supply your child with paper, markers, stickers and large crayons. Keep them on a shelf that is within her reach, if possible, so she can get what she needs without asking for help. She'll also enjoy using her hands with play dough, clay, and paints (finger paints or washable watercolors and acrylics with paint brushes).

Kathryn Gamble
Kathryn Gamble

More Activities for 18-24 Month Toddlers

Get more ideas from Raising Your Child: The Complete Illustrated Guide to help with your toddler's development.

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