Fishing Game

Fishing game can assist with turn taking, imaginative play and hand-eye co-ordination. Hand-eye co-ordination is an important skill for young children to learn.post-image

Activity Idea:

You can also use this fishing game for helping children to learn how to follow directions such by playing by saying “Find the red fish, now find the green fish” etc.

Why Is Hand Eye Coordination Important?

  • Sports:

Hand eye co-ordination can help your child to catch a ball and hit a ball with a bat.

  • Handwriting:

Visual-motor integration, which is a vital skill for handwriting, grows out of a good hand-eye co-ordination base. The eyes need to guide the hand in forming the letters and making sure they stay within the lines.

  • Reading:

Eye tracking skills, which are vital for reading, can be developed through games and activities used for hand eye coordination.

  • Play and Life Skills:

Young children use this skill in learning to stack towers, build with lego etc, and we even use hand eye coordination to tie shoelaces and frost cakes!