Question by  swati (35)

What are some things included in manipulative play?

Someone said my child could benefit from more manipulative play.


Answer by  nymrsu (122)

Manipulative play works on hand-eye coordination and motor skills. It helps to train little fingers to fine tune motor skills. Things you can do include coloring and tracing, perfecting the art of staying within the lines. Also cutting with scissors, you can find child friendly scissors in toy stores. Also stickers and sticker books are a fun.


Answer by  decomom (923)

Manipulative play is hands-on play. Some good manipulative toys are lacing cards and stringing beads that help build small motor movement skills. If your child is a toddler toys that have various shaped objects that need to be put through the correct hole would be beneficial.


Answer by  canadabee (932)

Manipulative play refers to children using their hands (manos) in play. It is indeed very important to provide your child with manipulative play opportunities in order to support his/her hand-eye coordination and physical development. Opportunities can be quite simple: blocks, balls, and stacking toys all count.


Answer by  ApprenticeJenn (959)

This usually refers to using their hands to pinch, grab, stack, put things inside each other, etc. It builds fine motor and hand/eye coordination skills.

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