Phase 2-5 Large Wooden Phonic Pegs are perfect for fine motor activities and phonic blending.
This pack contains:
- 73 natural Wooden Pegs with Phase 2, 3a, 3b, 5a and 5b
- You will also receive more than 300 PDF (digital) flashcards to print at home.
Wipe clean flashcards are sold separately in our shop.
Match the phoneme pegs to the corresponding (digital) flashcard.
Colour coding has been proven to help children with Dyslexia and active methods of teaching are always better than passive.
Fine motor skills meaning
Early childhood development includes acquiring fine and gross motor skills. While both these skills involve movement, they do have differences:
- Fine motor skills involve movement of the smaller muscle groups in your child’s hands, fingers, and wrists.
- Gross motor skills involve movement of the larger muscle groups, like the arms and legs. It’s these larger muscle groups that allow babies to sit up, turn over, crawl, and walk.
Both types of motor skills enable children to become more independent. Fine motor skills are especially crucial, however, because the ability to use the smaller muscles in the hands allows children to perform self-care tasks without assistance. This includes:
- brushing their teeth
- getting dressed
Examples of fine motor skills
Babies and toddlers develop fine and gross motor skills at their own pace. Some children develop some skills earlier than others, and that’s perfectly normal. Children usually begin to acquire these skills as early as 1 or 2 months old and continue to learn additional skills through preschool and early elementary school.
The most important fine motor skills children need to develop include the following:
- The Palmar arches allow the palms to curl inward. Strengthening these helps coordinate the movement of fingers, which is needed for writing, unbuttoning clothes, and gripping.
- Wrist stability develops by early school years. It allows children to move their fingers with strength and control.
- Skilled side of the hand is the use of the thumb, index finger, and other fingers together for precision grasping.
- Intrinsic hand muscle development is the ability to perform small movements with the hand, where the tip of the thumb, index finger, and middle finger touch.
- Bilateral hand skills permit the coordination of both hands at the same time.
- Scissor skills develop by age 4 and teaches hand strength and hand-eye coordination.