Motor skills involve the precise movement of muscles with the intent to perform a specific act. It can be improved in many ways. Using Mazes is not only a great way to improve motor skill, but also improves handwriting without even writing letters and words. It provides small challenges for children, while they also help to address a variety of skills within your child. Maze puzzle sheets, such as Find the path colouring roll can be taped to a wall at your child’s eye-level so that they can work on a vertical surface.
Some reasons why you should practice mazes with your Kids:
Mazes help your kid to work on their functioning skills, such as planning for the current situation and brainstorming various strategies for any problems they face. For example, starting from the beginning of the maze or working backward from the end of a maze.
Fine motor control:
Mazes require your kid to control his pen or pencil through the maze without hitting the border black lines. This means that your kids must take their time rather than rushing, in order to have greater success. Progress can be seen as your kid bumps into the black lines less and less as they gain greater control of their writing skill. Children use these fine motor control to produce correct letter formation and legible handwriting.
Mazes require your children to use their eyes to scan the worksheet in order to find all possible solutions they know. Scanning is a great skill used for reading and writing, as it is much important to scan any books from the left side of the paper to the right side of the paper.Grading of an activity:
Mazes can be solved in different steps. For instance, first make your child start by moving their finger through the maze, next to a pencil, then a marker. This helps your children to solve the same maze three times repeatedly, which allows the skills to sync in better.
Mazes are one of the perfect fine motor activities to help boost your children's confidence level. First, make your child begin with a simple maze to provide immediate success, and then allow them to complete mazes of increased difficulty.
Read more on how to use Scribbling activities to improve fine motor skills from our post.