Many preschool boys are struggling with hand strength and fine-tuned motor skills. These skills are imperative for writing and overal dexterity. There are many options for enhancing these skills, but obviously toys are one of the most engaging and fun ways for a 4-5 year old preschooler.
After testing out several play-based options in a Denver Public School Preschool, here are a few favorites:
1. Sandzini Sculpting Kits (pictured)
The Sandzini Kits are filled with fantastic textured sculpting clay that is fabulous for hand strengthening. The preschool class loved the fact that the clay was different from a normal clay and they could shape it very well. It also comes with a sculpting tool. These sets are relatively new and were thoroughly recommended by the teacher.
What can we say? Who doesn't love Legos? And if it means enhancing these very basic skills in children then it is simple to recommend them for play-based fine-motor tuning. The preschoolers tested two of the basic building sets and found the pieces to be very versatile.
Yes, just like you remember. Only better. Here's why: the parts no longer because unusable due to wear and tear. These are mostly plastic and were a huge hit with the entire preschool class - boy and girls. The teacher loved them as she said they were just difficult enough to assemble which is perfect for developing those fine motor skills.