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Muriel Green Nursery School

For all your education and day care needs for under 5's

Physical Development

Busy Fingers

Why we do busy fingers:

  • Busy fingers support the development of fine motor skills but also gross motor skills. 
  • With the development of these skills, a child is able to complete important tasks, such as feeding themselves, buttoning and zipping items of clothing. They would not also develop the skills required for early emergent writing and then later full writing skills. These abilities gradually develop through experience and exposure to fine motor activities.


Activities could be:

-Manipulating playdough

-Threading, posting or slotting


-Pulling tape off the floor or table  

-Tweezers and pompoms