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Books that Promote Fine Motor Skills

The skill of pointer finger isolation is typically seen between 9-12 months of age. These books are a great natural way to promote fine motor finger isolation while having so much FUN!


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I'll be completely honest, my true motivation with "fine motor" books is simply to get my wild toddler to SIT for more than 30 seconds :) and it totally works!


One of his (19 months old) current favorites is anything from the Slide & See series. We have Dinosaurs, Zoo, and Farm and they are ALL a hit. Plus seeing those chubby little fingers slide the pieces back and forth is just the ca-utest!


And you absolutely cannot go wrong with all the sensory components of the That's Not My... series. Perhaps our most popular series of books for good reason. Each page has a fun touchy-feely component that's perfect from tummy time through toddlerhood. It's been cool to see how his wide palmar grasp has transformed into a very careful pointer finger isolation for engaging with each sensory experience.