Fine motor skills

Fine psychomotricity is the ability to precisely coordinate the movement of certain parts of the body at once. It is necessary in order to be able to carry out the daily chores of school and home: approaching the spoon to the mouth, tapping a drawing, cutting a figure or writing.

All the capacities that make up the fine psychomotricity are trainable through simple tasks such as: threading, punching, linking, cutting, drawing, coloring, modelling, threading, buttoning, etc.

We have prepared a selection of games and materials for the youngest children to work fine psychomotor skills while playing.

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Fine motor skills

Multi-sensory pre-writing tray - xl

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Large multisensory tray for developing pre-writing skills and hand-eye coordination by creating figures through touch.  Allows children to create and experiment as a group. Inspired by the Montessori methodology.
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Set of pre-writing tray and awl (4 sets)

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Chopping tray with a safety frame to hold paper. Felt surface: resists wear and tear. The base of the tray prevents damage to the work area. With space to store the ergonomic awl. Includes templates to start in pre-writing.
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Ergonomic laces for lacing (30 units)

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Set of ergonomic laces for little hands to practice lacing and linking objects. The 2'5 cm tips of the laces make them easy to handle. Facilitates hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and manual dexterity. Includes 30 laces (100 cm) of different colors.
Fine motor skills

Ergonomic laces for lacing (10 units)

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Set of ergonomic laces for little hands to practice lacing and linking objects. The 2'5 cm tips of the laces make them easy to handle. Facilitates hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and manual dexterity. Includes 10 laces (100 cm) of different colors.
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20 pre-writing awls container

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Ergonomic awl for practising psychomotor skills. Promotes early writing skills. Suitable for left- and right-handed children. Designed in collaboration with the Polytechnic University of Valencia
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Tactile cards for lacing paths

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Create fun routes by lacing the cards according to colour and texture. Helps to improve visual and tactile discrimination, and fine psychomotor skills. Set of 36 tactile cards and 10 ergonomic laces for linking them.
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Linking professions

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Set of 24 wooden figures for linking up, representing different professions and their related elements. Children can link each profession with its respective elements and play with the characters, which are also free-standing. Includes eight coloured laces.
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Linking families of the world

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Set of 24 wooden figures for linking up, representing different families of the world. Children can link up their own family and play with the characters, which are also freestanding. Includes six coloured laces. 
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Tactile number cards for pre-writing

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Tactile pre-writing cards for working with numbers and different routes to pre-writing using touch to identify tactile surfaces. Inspired by the Montessori methodology.
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Tactile letter cards with punctuation signs

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Tactile pre-writing cards for working with letters and punctuation signs using touch to identify tactile surfaces. Includes capital and lower-case letters, differentiating in each case the vowels from the consonants. Inspired by the Montessori methodology. (Includes letters: - ç - l·l - ñ)
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Let’s play on equal terms!

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Two-piece puzzles to promote inclusive and non-sexist development in young children, with girls and boys doing different activities equally. Starting out from the principle of equality, these puzzles contribute to transmitting values of respect and tolerance, promoting co-education from a very early age.
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Human body: what am i like?

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A fun way of learning about the different parts of the human body and discovering what we’re like inside and outside.
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Set families of today's world puzzles (4 units)

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New puzzles for learning about the diversity of present-day families. Each puzzle comprises six large pieces made from thick, sturdy cardboard. A pack of four large puzzles featuring different families from the modern world, aimed at children aged two and over.
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Guess what they're thinking

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Observe the different pictures, put yourself in the character’s shoes, and try to guess what they’re thinking. Helps to improve social skills, communication and empathy. Includes 54 photographs and 22 dialogue balloons to express what the characters are thinking.
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Maxi puzzles - animals

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Set of nine large format 3-4 piece puzzles of animal silhouettes for children aged two and upwards. Made from large pieces of thick, strong, top quality cardboard.
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Set of puzzles the 10 emotions

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Set of 10 puzzles featuring the basic emotions that guide our behaviour, plus 10 matching icons to help identify them: happiness, self-confidence, admiration, curiosity, surprise, anger, disgust, sadness, fear and guilty. Progressive puzzles of 3, 4 and 6 pieces. Made from large pieces of thick, strong, top quality cardboard, for children aged two and...
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Set animal puzzles (9 units)

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A pack of 9 progressive jigsaw puzzles (with 3, 4 and 6 pieces) on different themes from the animal world, for children aged 2 and over. Made from thick, high quality cardboard.
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Set observation puzzles - fairytales (4 units

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A pack of 4 jigsaw puzzles for practising observation skills. The aim is to find the different elements on the cover picture in the jigsaw. Made from flexible, washable, hard-wearing material.
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Magnetic stacking game

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A game of observation and handling which allows children to discover the properties of magnetism by replicating the cards with the magnetic rings.
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Handicraft boards

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Boards made from laminated poplar, suitable for all kinds of handicrafts. Available in packets of 10 units and in boxes of 100 units (10 packets of 10 units).



Voluntary body movements are carried out thanks to the coordinated work of the nervous system, joints and muscles. The child begins to mature from birth. At his own pace, he learns skills such as crawling, sitting and manipulating objects. Fine motor skills consist of those short strokes and high precision movements, such as holding a pencil.

Working with fine motor skills through play

Play is the child's motivation for learning and for building up knowledge. The fine motor skills are trained with skill games, among them:

  • Finger games, such as Twister or puppets, that require the child to refine the movements to execute the proposed activities.
  • Crafts and origami. From moulding figures with plasticine, to cutting and folding paper, Akros' range of games allows you to train manual dexterity.
  • Games of wit or of fitting pieces. These include wooden games such as puzzles and Camelot jr. Players must manipulate and fit the pieces according to the rules of the game. Fine motor skills and logical ability are developed at the same time.

Importance of motor skills in children's development

The maturation of the gross and fine motor skills leads to the growth of other facets of the child's life, among them:

  • Speech development. Speech is an activity that is executed through the coordination of multiple systems. The large number of muscles involved in pronunciation require that the fine motor skills are sufficiently developed for the child to communicate fluently.
  • Development of socialization. The child should be able to play with other children and do physical activities as a team. If the child is unable to keep up with others, he or she may shy away from socialization or even be cut off from the group by other children.
  • Physical and sensory development. Physical exercise itself increases self-esteem, improves the immune system, and enables the proper development of the muscles, bones, and nervous system. In terms of sensory maturation, the child improves his or her orientation and coordination through play.
  • Mental maturation. Cognitive skills increase when the child's motor skills have matured normally. Physically active children are more receptive to learning and have a better ability to concentrate.
  • Emotional stability. Children in good physical shape tend to have emotional stability and better behavior, as the activity serves to relieve tension.
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