Improve Fine Motor Skills By Using Stickers

I always buy or collect stickers whenever I see one. If you have a toddler, you’ll be surprised at how much time your toddler can consume sticking these stickers on his or her sticker book or paper. This, of course can give a mom some time to do chores in the house, or rest from the household chores? 🙂

Inexpensive. These stickers just cost 1-2 riyals in souqs(market) or even in bookstores. You can also collect stickers from giveaways. I’ve got some from restaurants and hotels. Any form of stickers will do, even company stickers. Toddlers don’t care what’s written on it. They just want to do the peeling and sticking. It excites them.

Fine motor skills. This activity helps improve a child’s fine motor skills. It strengthens their hand muscles which will help them on their grips on crayons and pencils when they write.

Fine motor skills (or dexterity) is the coordination of small muscle movements—usually involving the synchronization of hands and fingers—with the eyes. The complex levels of manual dexterity that humans exhibit can be attributed to and demonstrated in tasks controlled by the nervous system. Fine motor skills aid in the growth of intelligence and develop continuously throughout the stages of human development.-Wikipedia

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-For starters, use small or medium sized stickers. Big ones tend to tear in the middle, and causes frustrations on the toddler.

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7 thoughts on “Improve Fine Motor Skills By Using Stickers

  1. I think my parents also thought of the same concept. I grew up enjoying playing with stickers. The only problem was that my brother and I would put the stickers everywhere – on the walls, cabinets, furniture, everywhere EXCEPT where the stickers are supposed to be. :p

  2. My daughter loves doing this also. All of the stickers in the house may it be from the monoblock chair and from the appliances, she would actually peel and remove it. I would end up doing many things and I could even sometimes write a blog post.

  3. I love stickers! I use mine on my planner. Haha! My kids love collecting them as well. My 4-year-old boy however, insists on sticking them on the walls!

  4. Super agree with this! My 3-year old also loves stickers, and I’ve seen the progress he made from merely ripping them out of the paper to being able to peel them carefully. Stickers are awesome!

  5. This reminds me so much of the activities I would do with my son when he was little. Instead of a sticker book, we decorated his whole bed with stickers. It was painted plain white, so the different sticker designs really added color and character to the bed.

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