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Block Crayons & Fine Motor Development ♫♫ Los Colores de Bloque & el Desarollo de Motricidad Fina

In a previous post, I wrote about noticing how my ds holds crayons and similar items, and some things I had read about the reasons for this, and how to help.  We are experimenting with block crayons, and they seem to be the way to go, for now.  I have also seen little crayons in the shape of stones, which also are good for fine motor development.  When little man reached for a pencil the other day, I handed him one of these instead.  They totally do away with the need for 'proper grip' since they are incredibly short and square, perfect for a small little hand.

En una entrada recién, escribí sobre el asunto de como mi hijo agare lápices de color, y articulos parecidos, junto con información que he leído para ayudarle.  Hemos usado entonces los colores en forma de bloque , y parece que son una buena solución por el momento.  He visto también los colores en forma de piedras, que hasta mencionen que son muy útiles para niños con ese tipo de problema de motricidad.  La forma cuadrada, ayude que el niño lo agare de manera correcta, lo cual es más facil... y también ayuden al desarollo de los musculos.

Cuando mi hijo quizo agarar un lapíz el otro día, le ofrecí un bloque en su lugar.  No requieren una forma tan especial para agararlas dado que son tan cuadrados y pequeños.  Son justos para la mano infantil.


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