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Pipe Cleaner and Play Dough Fine Motor Activities

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Pipe Cleaner and Play Dough Fine Motor Activities

Pipe Cleaner and Play Dough Fine Motor Activities My favourite pipe cleaner activity for encouraging fine motor skill development is creating characters with play dough and adding hair with pipe cleaners and beads, or tooth picks and beads. Why is this play dough and pipe cleaner activity important? The main elements for pincer grip are to use the thumb, first finger, and second finger to grasp small objects such as a pencil, bead, or button. For the first three fingers to be able to maintain a pincer grip, the fourth and fifth fingers need to stay clenched and out of...

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