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Developing hand and wrist movement skills helps with many aspects of early learning and coordination. It’s important for all areas of development. Help encourage your child’s hand-eye coordination with our range of specifically designed toys.

What is the Age Range of the Products in the Skill?

Early Learning Centre products that encourage the development of hand-eye coordination skills start from birth and go up to age 5 years + with products for a wide range of ages in between.

What are the 5 key elements of Hand-eye Coordination?

  • Practice stacking and balancing items.
  • Develop sports skills by throwing and catching.
  • Helps develop skills that require precision for example tying shoelaces.
  • Discover music by playing different musical instruments.
  • Piece together puzzles by grasping and matching pieces together.
  • What types of products fit within the skill?

    There are many products throughout our range that help children to develop hand-eye coordination skills. With a wide variation of suitable ages and play patterns there are lots of different ways our toys promote this.

    Outdoor Toys

    Many outdoor activities help children develop hand-eye coordination. Throwing and catching is a particularly good way to develop this skill while also providing physical exercise. Soft balls are perfect for little ones as they are easy to grab and as they are suitable for both indoor and outdoor play, they are great to use year-round to encourage hand-eye coordination.

    Games & Puzzles

    Playing games is a great way to encourage the development of hand-eye coordination skills. Look out for games that encourage children to stack and balance or that foster strategic thinking and social skills. Puzzles also help encourage grasping and problem solving.

    Bath Toys

    Our bath toy range is not only great for building confidence in the water but can also help children further develop hand-eye coordination skills. Bath squirters can encourage children to aim and squeeze improving hand-eye coordination while providing sensory stimulation.

    Toy Vehicles

    We have a wide range of vehicle theme play items suitable for a wide range of ages. Guiding toy vehicles like cars along tracks or even just the floor can help children develop their hand-eye coordination and spatial awareness. Children can also place cars at the top of the track and watch as the cars rush down.

    Arts and Crafts

    Our Arts and Crafts range is full of products such as colouring, drawing and other craft activities that involve using precise hand movements. Children can develop their hand-eye coordination while expressing their creativity and nurturing their fine motor skills.

    How Can Parents Encourage Development Using Specific Toys?

    Engagement from parents can play a significant role in children getting the most out of their toys. Remember to keep interaction positive and offer gentle encouragement and praise if your child is finding something difficult.

    Please remember that it is important to choose toys that are appropriate for your child's developmental stage and age. To learn more about your child’s milestones, have a read of our article 'Guide to Your Baby’s Developmental Milestones'.

    There are many toys and games by the Early Learning Centre to help you build on your child’s early development. Discover all our Learning Skills to continue their learning journey.

    Hand eye coordination toys