5 Apps to Help Develop Fine Motor Skills
Your kid already uses your phone more than you do, might as well make all that screen time worthwhile, right? Tell the disapproving mommies on the playground your kid's "developing his fine motor skills" and download these fun-tastic apps!
- Tiny Wings (99 cents, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad)
This one-finger game puts your kid in control of a bird whose wings are too small to fly. Kids can use a finger to keep him fluttering by tapping and holding the screen.
- Dots for Tots (99 cents, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad)
Colorful Dots 4 Tots teaches kids letters, numbers, shapes and animals while they develop motor skills by using their finger to connect points that finish a pattern. The payoff is a pretty picture and better hand-eye coordination!
- Doodle Jump (99 cents, Droid, Blackberry, Windows, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad)
Kids can lift a finger to help the Doodler jump up a never-ending series of platforms without falling. Boosts coordination and boasts adorable doodle graphics.
- Fruit Ninja (99 cents-$1.26, Droid, iPhone, iPod, Touch, iPad)
Let your tiny ninja slash fruit like a true warrior ... with a swipe of the screen! Kids can chop up bananas, watermelon, apples and more as produce flies across the screen. (Better than in your kitchen!)
- Cut the Rope (99 cents, Droid, iPhone, iPad)
Kids begging for a pet? Let them feed a cute monster hero (Om Nom!) by swiping a finger to cut a rope dangling a piece of candy.