When my daughter was born, I knew I wanted her to grow up learning sign language. Not only is it an important second language to learn, but I also realized it had huge fine motor benefits for her. Now that she is in preschool and learning her letters in ASL, I'm always on the look-out for resources to help her learn. That's why I am excited to share a brand new resource with you that combines fine motor activities and sign language with Fine Motor ABC.
One of the reasons I have encouraged learning sign language as a second language are the fine motor benefits and letter recognition skills it promotes. Sign language really promotes a multi-sensory approach to learning letters, while working on finger dexterity and finger isolations skills.
Plus, the best reason? It encourages communication with those of all abilities, including those with hearing loss, speech delays, and more.
One of the best resources I have seen for combining all these fine motor skills and sign language is Fine Motor ABC by Stacie Erfle, MS, OTR/L. Stacie uses her background as a pediatric Occupational Therapist to provide 26 skill-building tasks designed for children ages 4-7. Each activity comes with clear descriptions, brightly colored photos, and a fun little rhyme to introduce the activity to your child. Below each activity are tips for parents that include the benefits of each activity and how it will help develop your child's skills.
Along with each letter and activity is the letter sign. So not only is your child working on gross motor and fine motor skills, they are learning each letter sign and letter recognition of the entire alphabet. There are really so many great things packed into this resource.
There are two ways your can purchase Fine Motor ABC to use in your home, classroom, or therapy sessions:
I know you will love adding this great resource to your library.
**I received a copy of Fine Motor ABC for free in order to complete this review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% honest and my own.