Fine motor skills workshop

MoFis Kit: games for developing fine motor and graphomotricity skills in children aged 4 to 6

Nicola Rudelli, Livia Taverna, Lietta Santinelli

Product: Book

Trim size in cm: 21x29,7cm

Pages: 120

ISBN: 978-88-590-2454-5

Publication date: 01/05/2021

Suitable for: Nursery 1st Level (ages 3-4), Nursery 2nd Level (ages 4-5)


The MoFis kit workshop offers various playful activities, presented in a clear and gradual way, aimed at developing motor skills in children between 4 and 6 years old.  These activities support the general dexterity of the limbs, the competence in finger movement, and visual coordination.  Quality materials suitable for habilitation as well as rehabilitation interventions have been designed to develop motor skills, and in particular manual and visuo-motor skills.

Playful activities to develop motor skills
The kit offers daily, playful and specific stimulation, through 15 activities, each divided into three stages of difficulty and accompanied by an explanatory video accessible via QR code. The playful features and error-free progression promote positive reinforcement and motivation towards the acquisition of new motor skills.  The use of low-cost and easily available material allows the kit to be used in any socio-economic context. Attached to the volume are coloured materials that accompany the child in carrying out the activities, leading him/her to autonomy.

The activities allow for the development of the fundamental factors: 

  • manual dexterity: the ability to manipulate relatively big objects in a controlled and able way
  • digital dexterity: the set of coordination and dissociation of the fine movements of fingers to manipulate small objects.
  • visuo-motor integration: the coordination between the visual-perceptual and gestural functions in finalized activities necessary, for example, to copy shapes or drawings. It is a fundamental skill for the correct learning of writing.

Thanks to the observation grids and the tips proposed for each activity, the workshop can also be used in a small group, to offer focused stimulation on children at risk. On an individual level, it can be administered specifically to children who have a diagnosed disorder and who need an individualised intervention.

Ch. 1     Psycho-motor development
Ch. 2     Grapho-motricity. A skill that supports the development of learning
Ch. 3     The pedagogical core of the implemented didactic choices
Ch. 4     Objectives and principles of the kit
Ch. 5     Activities
Ch. 6      Monitoring progress and helping students in difficulty