Strengthening fine motor skills and developing hand-eye co-ordination is important in Early Years and the pre-cursor to holding a pencil and writing. We encourage our children in lots of different ways to develop these skills and muscles.
Play dough provides a great finger work out and what better to flavour it with than some fresh mint and rosemary from the garden.
Or what about making marks outside on a bigger scale with bubbles and water.
Sitting down, standing up or lying down, however our children like making marks is good with us.