10 Top Toys For Developing Fine Motor Skills, Scissor Skills and Pincer Grasp

10 Top Toys for Developing Fine Motor Skills and Pincer Grasp



Catch a worm and practise the pencil grip with this fun, wriggly game that introduces other early learning skills including colour identification, sorting, and counting.

  • Children use the specially designed Tri-Grip Tong to pull worms from the foam activity board.
  • Tongs have indents to intuitively guide a child’s hand into the finger placements, to get used to the feeling of holding a pencil.
  • These worms are stretchy and catching them isn’t easy! By using the tong to pull worms, children build hand strength, and hand-eye coordination.
  • Wriggleworms! Fine Motor Activity Set is packed with 5-in-1 preschool learning fun. With the included spinner and activity cards, kids can turn learning into a game as they master colour identification, sorting, critical thinking, and early math skills.
  • Tongs measure 12cm H x 4cm in diameter. Game box measures approx. 25cm L x 25 cm W.
  • Features multilingual Activity Guide.

Time Shock

Time Shock

  • A frantic wind-up game of beat-the-clock!
  • Try to insert all of the shaped pieces into the correct slots before the timer runs out
  • Storage drawer holds pieces when not in use
  • Up to 5 players

Trace Ace Scissor Skills

Trace Ace Scissor Skills

With Trace Ace Scissor Skills Set you trace, cut, and craft your way to early scissor skills! Kids build the fine motor skills needed for preschool success one snip at a time with Trace Ace Scissor Skills from Learning Resources. This activity set’s tracing and cutting activities help kids build hand strength and coordination every time they play. Using the included stencils, kids can practice their pencil skills while tracing out straight and curved lines to cut with the included safety scissors. In addition to building scissor skills and other fine motor essentials, Trace Ace Scissor Skills also encourages creative crafting fun; the set comes with blank coloux cring sheets complete with suggested projects to cut out and create. Trace, colour, and cut the pieces needed to make your own sailboat, house, or rocket, then assemble them into a fridge-ready work of art! Includes 3 stencils, 1 pair of safety scissors, and 3 pages for colouring and crafting. Age: 3 and up.

The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game!

The Sneaky snacky squirrel game
The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game!

Winter is coming and the squirrels are hungry. Help them forage for food by filling your log with tasty acorns before another sneaky squirrel steals one from you! The Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game is the fun family strategy game that develops tactical thinking, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and pre-handwriting skills while using the Squirrel Squeezer.

  • Develops colour matching
  • Encourages strategic thinking
  • Unique squirrel shaped plastic tweezers promote fine motor skill development and hand eye coordination
  • Includes 20 coloured plastic acorns, game spinner, four tree stumps and squirrel squeezers
  • Suitable for 2-4 players
  • Age: 3 and up

Beads & Pattern Cards Activity Set

beads and pattern cards set
Beads & Pattern Cards Activity Set

Colourful wooden spheres, cubes, and cylinders provide plenty of patterning practice, a prerequisite for early reading and math activities.


• 20 Activity Cards
• 108 beads in 6 colours (red, yellow, orange, blue, green and purple)
• 2 – 36” black laces with 1” plastic tips
• Activity Guide
Skill Development:

Basic Concepts – Colours, counting, and learning about similarities and differences are all a part of pattern play. Work together with students to group the beads in different piles by colour or shape. Then begin to create patterns to help students identify the different attributes and recognize what comes next.

Math –As students bead a repeating sequence of colours and shapes, they are creating AB patterning (e.g. red, blue, red, blue). Through patterning, students are beginning to recognize order and predictability. Add to the fun by counting the beads as they are laced in place.

Fine Motor – Picking up the individual beads uses pincer grasp and strengthens the muscles in the hand needed to write and perform daily living skills, like getting dressed and brushing teeth. Using two hands to play by holding the lace steady with one hand and picking up and placing the beads on with the other helps develop the ability to use hands cooperatively. Age: 3 and up

I Learn to Use Scissors

learn to use scissors
I Learn to Use Scissors

The best way of learning how to do something is through practice, so this kit provides the perfect opportunity to do so in a safe and fun way. This wonderful kit contains sixteen images with lines drawn ready to cut along and a pair of super safe scissors. Practise cutting along the lines and before you know it you’ll be perfect at it! 

  • Suitable for very young children
  • These safe scissors don’t cut hair or textiles
  • Collection of great cutting-out tasks with different fun coloured exercises
  • Stimulates creativity
  • Develops fine motor skills
  • Age 3+

Avalanche Fruit Stand

Avalanche Fruit Stand

It takes a steady hand to keep the fruit on this stand! Players spin the spinner then use the Jumbo Tweezers to carefully select one of each fruit to win the game. Perfect for developing fine motor skills, vocabulary building and counting practice. Includes 40 Fruity Fun Counters, two pairs of Jumbo Tweezers, spinner and adjustable cardboard fruit stand. Age: 3 and up

Trace & Learn Writing Activity Set

Trace & Learn Writing Activity Set

Children will love to practice writing letters, shapes, lines and more! The portable board has a write & wipe window so it can be used over and over again along with a place to hold standard 8.5′ x 11′ and A4 paper and the included dry-erase marker.

Educational Benefits

  • Learning Style: Visual, Tactile
  • Skill Development: Letter formation, Letter recognition, shape recognition, Fine motor skills, Tripod grasp, Eye-hand coordination, Motor planning


  • 10 Durable double-sided cards, Dry-erase marker

**Age 3-7

Helping Hands Fine Motor Tool Set

Helping Hands Fine Motor Tool Set

Learning Resources Helping Hands Fine Motor Tool Set. This handy set includes a selection of best selling Learning Resources Fine Motor Skills Tools! Made from durable plastic and sized for little hands, these tools are ideal for developing children’s muscles for writing and their fine motor skills. Brightly coloured tools will keep children engaged in activities. The Gator Grabber is perfect for developiong the pincer grip while the Handy Scooper will encourage the motions needed for scissor use. The Twisty Dropper is designed perfectly for water play activities and the Squeezy Tweezer will strengthen hand and finger muscles. Set includes one of each tool: Gator Grabber, Handy Scooper, Twisty Dropper and Squeezy Tweezer. Suitable for ages 3+

Squigz 22 Piece Set

Squigz 22 Piece Set

Construction with suction! Squigz are fun little suckers! Apply pressure to two Squigz. Air rushes out and the fun rushes in! Named €Best in Play€ by Parenting Magazine, these fun, flexible little suckers come in eight different shapes and stick to each other and any flat, non-porous surface without leaving a mark. Just break out your creativity and fine motor skills to make anything your pliable little mind can dream up. Build a tree, a rocket ship, an octopus.

Includes 22 squigz in multiple colours.

Age: 3 and up


“Best in Play” International Toyfair 2013, Parenting Magazine
Best Toys for Kids Award Winner 2013 – ASTRA
Parents’ Choice Approved Award 2013
Major Fun Award 2013 – Toys, Family, Creative
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award 2013

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