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LAQ Australia products encourage children to practice their fine motor skills

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LAQ Australia products encourage children to practice their fine motor skills

  My daughter Phoebe usually avoids table top fine motor activities at home, but these click together pieces from LAQ Australia have had Phoebe creating a range of different designs, patterns and structures, and Phoebe is practicing her fine motor skills while being creative and having fun.   The developmental benefits that I have been observing with the LAQ Australia product includes: * Bilateral coordination * Finger, hand, and wrist strength * Pincer grip * Spatial awareness * Creativity * Focus   Bilateral Coordination   Bilateral coordination refers to the ability of the body to move both sides at the...

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What is bilateral coordination and why do children need this motor skill?

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What is bilateral coordination and why do children need this motor skill?

What is bilateral coordination and why do children need this motor skill? Bilateral coordination refers to the ability to coordinate both sides of the body (left/right, top/bottom) at the same time. Why do we need bilateral coordination? We need bilateral coordination to be able to eat with a spoon while holding the bowl stable; to do up buttons; to cut a piece of paper; to hand write while keeping the piece of paper still; to throw and catch a ball using both hands; to jump over a skipping rope, and ride a bicycle with our legs, and side step. Children...

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