Bubbles and Their Benefits: Motor Skills
Setting aside time for your child to engage in play is critical because of its advantages socially, physically, and mentally. At Bubble World Toys, we are proud to be included in the fun and functionality of play. We recognize the important role that play has in children’s lives and believe our bubbles are one way for kids to engage creatively. This post is the first of a four part series where we explain the benefits of playing with bubbles. This week, we focus on the way bubbles help develop motor skills!
Fine Motor Skills
Bubbles give kids the chance to practice small muscle movements like picking up and holding the end of the wand or using their fingers to pop the bubbles. This is all part of developing fine motor skills, which helps improve dexterity and hand eye-coordination.
Gross Motor Skills
Also important in development are gross motor skills, which are involved in the coordination of arms and legs for large movements like running, jumping, or swimming. Bubbles are a great way for children to use these skills by jumping up high to pop the biggest bubble or running after the pesky one getting away!
Oral Motor Skills
Bubble blowing is helpful for children to establish strong oral motor skills too. Using the mouth and cheek muscles needed to blow bubbles might initially be difficult for smaller children. However, engaging the muscles of the mouth can help children progress in speech production, safe swallowing, and consuming hard-to-chew foods.
What’s better than learning while your child has a huge smile on their face? Nothing! So grab your Bubble World Bubbles and start honing those motor skills!
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