Jan 23, 2015

Usborne Books that Promote Fine Motor Skills

Happy Fine Motor Fridays! This week, I am switching it up a bit and bringing you a book list. An Usborne book list to be precise! One of the great things about Usborne (and there are MANY) is that a lot of their books are interactive. All of their interactive books have one thing in common, they are fantastic for developing fine motor skills! Usborne Books & More has so much to offer. Each of the books below offers something exciting and educational while helping to promote fine motor skills and other important education skills for your little ones. 

There's a Mouse About the House! - This adorable interactive book features a little cardboard mouse with a cute rope tail that you move throughout the book. On each page there is a slot to slip the little mouse through. This helps promote fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination as your little one is moving the mouse in and out of the different slots on each page. To get the mouse in the slot, your child will be forced to hold the mouse like a pencil which is great for developing pre-writing skills.  The story itself is really cute too!

A Squirrels Tale - This book is the exact same concept as There's a Mouse About the House, except with an adorable red squirrel! The story is equally cute and if you are a fan of TaMAtH, than you will be a huge fan of this one! 

Peek Inside Animal Homes - The Peek Inside series is one of our very favorites for babies and toddlers!! The pictures are absolutely gorgeous and the interactive parts inside are fantastic. As you read, your child can lift all sorts of different flaps to see what is underneath. There are cutout holes that your child can grasp to lift up some of the flaps. This helps develop their pincer grasp. This is a great lift the flap type book for beginners! 

Look Inside Our World  - The Look Inside series is a lift the flap series for older kids. There are SO many flaps filled with information. Flaps equal fine motor practice! There are some excellent titles in this series, all jam-packed with educational facts. 

See Inside How Things Work - The See Inside series is pretty identical to the Look Inside series. With tons of flaps, your little one will be able to get lots of fine motor practice in while learning about fantastic topics. This title How Things Work is a super fun look into different ordinary things and how they work. There are also tons of titles in this series!

Lift - the - Flap General Knowledge - The lift-the-flap series is similar to the above two series. Test your knowledge while developing fine motor skills! 

Slot-Together Castle with an Usborne Book - The slot together castle is beyond cool! It comes with all of the pieces to put together your very own castle. Working to slot together the small pieces is amazing for fine motor development! 

First Sticker Book Space - ALL of Usborne's sticker books promote fine motor skills; and they have tons of them! They have everything from "first" stickers books, to dolly dressing, to look and find sticker books and  more. All of the sticker books they have offer tons of learning, fine motor skill development, and fun! 

Under the Sea Jigsaw Book - Usborne has so many unique books. The jigsaw books are really cool collections of jigsaw puzzles embedded into each page of the book. Jigsaw puzzles are fantastic fine motor skill builders! 

200 Paper Planes to Fold & Fly - How cool is this book?! These books come with all different kinds of  patterned paper and the instructions to make several different paper airplanes. Folding and creating paper airplanes is a great way to utilize fine motor skills. 

Wind-Up Plane Book - The Wind-Up series is one of our very favorites!! They have planes, trains, pirate ships, race cars, tractors, etc. Winding up each of the vehicles and setting them on their tracks is certainly a fine motor workout! 

Build the Bones Whale - This awesome book and activity is incredibly educational! It comes with a book about whales, the largest animal on earth, as well as the pieces to create your own 3-D whale model. Putting together the whale is a phenomenal fine motor fete! 

Don't forget to check out all of the other awesome fine motor posts: 

Smashing ABC Moon Rocks from Stir the Wonder
Valentine Themed Button Snake from School Time Snippets
Crepe Paper Flower Cards from Powerful Mothering
Fine Motor Valentine’s Day Shirts for Kids from Lalymom
Groundhog Finger Puppet Craft from Still Playing School

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  1. I love Usborne books and this was a great idea for a post!

  2. Those squirrel and mouse books look ADORABLE!! They really do have some cool and unique books!

  3. So many cool books! We love the wind-up series!