14 Great Apps for Developing Fine Motor Skills
Let’s face it – most children LOVE technology and are quick to pick up how to use it. Many children with different abilities who struggle to engage in other fine motor activities will happily use our tablets or phones.
If our child enjoys screen time, we can choose apps that help them develop their skills while they play. Below we share 14 favourites for working fine motor skills.
To get the most out these apps, it’s worth giving our child’s hands and fingertips a squeeze and a rub first. This will wake up their muscles and make them more aware of their fingers before they play.
14 Great Fine Motor Apps
- Sensory Light box or Sensory Soundbox (£2.99 each). Just a touch on the screen produces a wide variety of sounds and noises. As you move your fingers/ hand the noises change. Vey calming or stimulating, depending on the setting and wonderful feedback for cause and effect. Accessible for those with minimal or no fine motor skills.
- Fluidity HD (free – for apple devices only) – beautiful flowing colours controlled by any touch on the screen. Accessible for those with less fine motor skills.
- Baby’s Musical hands (free – for apple and android)- musical and colourful app – any touch will play a piano sound. Accessible for those with less fine motor skills.
- Finger paint (free for apple and android) – opportunity to paint with different colours and sounds. Accessible for those with less fine motor skills.