Supporting Motor Skills Through Books
Engaging stories that support children’s gross and fine motor skills
Young children need, opportunities, encouragement, and support to develop their gross and fine motor skills. Books about movement are a fun way to get children moving, stretching, and dancing. These books can also inspire children to use fine motor muscles for building, drawing, and creating.
Written by Valerie Bolling and illustrated by Maine Diaz, this book travels around the world to show how different children move and groove.
Written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Laura Freeman, this book uses rhythmic wording to emphasize dancing and moving in time with music.
Written by Samantha Berger and illustrated by Mike Curato, this story follows a child who explores the possibilities of what our hands can create beyond paper and pencil.
Be a Maker
Written by Katey Howes and illustrated by Elizabet Vuković, this book shows how different tools and grips can help make ideas into real projects.
I Yoga You
We All Play
Written and illustrated by Julie Flett, this story features playful animals and Cree phrases as children move in ways that animals might.
Ten Little Fingers
I Can Do It Too!
TEACHING THROUGH BOOKS