Flex The Brain Muscle : Indoor Activities To Promote Motor Development Of Kids
Flex The Brain Muscle : Fun Indoor Activities To Promote Motor Development Of Kids
With the ongoing Covid 19 crisis, outdoor activities have taken a backseat. But that does not imply that your kid’s development should suffer. We present here fun and easy activities to promote cognitive and motor development of kids as they stay safely indoor.
Motor And Cognitive Development Activities For Kids
Motor development refers to the ability of kids to move and use muscles to perform meaningful day to day activities. Cognitive development refers to the mental development required to understand the world around and establish connections. The following simple activities integrate fun and learning to support healthy mental and physical growth for your child. Most of these activities can be conducted in little groups to make them more playful and competitive.
1. Pick And Drop
Take little sponge balls of different colors and mix them up in a plastic tub. Make tubes matching the color of balls and let your children pick and drop balls in the right tube with the help of a tweezer. Arrange it as a speed based competition to make it more fun and innovative.
This activity improves the finger dexterity in kids which is extremely necessary for the development of scientific and creative aptitudes. It is also a highly effective way of teaching kids color recognition as they simply have fun.
2. Milk A Cow
Fill gloves with a preferably edible white paste or milk, pin tiny holes at the finger end and let tiny tots flex their hand muscles to milk a cow. This is a great stimulation of palm and finger muscles and familiarizes them with basic facts like the milk they drink comes from cows!
3. Pattern Play
Draw abstract patterns on a table and let kids arrange colorful pebbles/buttons/ beads along with the pattern. Suitable for kids aged 3 to 6, this is an excellent way of developing focus, balance and control in children. Let them mix match colors and have fun as they learn.
4. Guess What!
Develop the tactile sense of your kids with this fun activity. As they guess what it is that they are touching, they will learn to recognize different fruits, vegetables, shapes etc. Pro tip: If kids recognize the fruit correctly, give it to them as a reward. They will surely it without any fuss!
5. Color Games
This is yet another game of color recognition. Get creative and make your own tubes and balls to add to the fun. Unusual shapes tend to attract kids more than the regular tubes so make it as amusing as possible.
6. Sum It Up!
Who said mathematics can’t be fun! Try out this method to teach your preschooler the fundamentals of addition and subtraction and see how quickly your little one falls in love with maths.
6. DIY Abacus
This is a foolproof and creative substitute to an expensive abacus. Teach toddlers numbers and basic numerical operations by this method to improve both – mental and physical speed to perform various operations.
7. Candy In A Matchbox
We always believe that learning should not be boring. Recycle old matchboxes to make creative learning aids for your kids to teach them in a way that doesn’t pressurize their little minds.
The above activities will help your child master fine and gross motor skills and will also support healthy mental development. These activities are psychologically ratified to improve the general aptitude of kids and make them stronger – both physically and mentally.
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