One of the best ways that you can support your young learner is to offer them activities that will help fine motor skills at home. These are the skills used for moving small objects with their fingers, grasping utensils like pencils, utilizing tools like scissors, and tying their shoes. Every child ... Read More about 10 Activities to Support Developing Fine Motor Skills At Home
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What are fine motor skills? Fine motor skills are the ability to make movements using small muscles in the fingers, hands, and forearms. Examples include cutting, buttoning, carrying small objects, eating, etc. Strengthening these abilities leads to the highest form of fine motor skills, which is ... Read More about Fine Motor Activities for Young Learners
Winter Fine Motor Hands-On Activities Winter fine motor activities are perfect for your young learner. Hands-on learning is so important for fine motor development. These hands-on activities are a great way to combine academics and fine motor skills. This set includes twelve different center options ... Read More about Winter Fine Motor Activities For Young Learners
Greetings friends. I hope you enjoyed my previous post, Fine Motor Fun Part ONE. Thanks to everyone who left a comment on my blog or facebook. So, on to part TWO. Most of these activities are ones you probably have in your classroom already. I don't think we always consider that fine ... Read More about Fine Motor Fun Part TWO!
I always start the year with fine motor centers. I find it so telling for my kinders. It really gives me insight as to who will need the most fine motor support when it comes to writing, cutting, and even gluing. A few years ago, my team and I each picked two different fine motor activities ... Read More about Fine Motor Fun! Part ONE!
One of my family's favorite part of summer is eating as much watermelon as we can. We go through at least one large watermelon a week. My toddler could honestly do this on his own and knows that summer means watermelon. This fun watermelon craft is perfect to try at home or with your students. It ... Read More about Summer Watermelon Craft
Many of our kindergarten students don’t come to us with good cutting skills. They may struggle with cutting quickly and accurately, or they simply just don't know where to start with scissors. This turns into growing frustration and sometimes an unwillingness to complete the task. As teachers, it is ... Read More about Four Ways to Improve Cutting Skills
Benefits of Using Playdough in Kindergarten In kindergarten, playdough can be more than a toy. It can be a tool used for learning and developing skills. Kindergartners can use playdough in a variety of ways in order to address a variety of skills. As a result, adults can see the many benefits of ... Read More about Benefits of Using Playdough in Kindergarten
Including crafts in kindergarten may not be at the top of your to-do list. After all, there are already so many things on our plates as teachers. However, it is important to include crafts in kindergarten for many reasons. There are the obvious reasons like using their creative skills and getting ... Read More about The Benefits of Crafts in Kindergarten
Learn and Play in Your Backyard Don’t let staying home keep you from being outside. Active play is the best exercise for kids. There are so many ways to learn and play in your very own backyard. Our bodies need the sun for vitamin D to help strengthen our immune systems so grab your family and head ... Read More about Learn and Play in Your Backyard
The Benefits of STEM for Kindergarten When people think about STEM, there is no doubt that it is an important part of an older student’s learning-but what about STEM for kindergarten? Is STEM learning important for kids as young as 5, and if so, why? In short, yes. STEM learning is important even ... Read More about The Benefits of STEM for Kindergarten
If you have ever heard me speak at a conference or your school's professional development, then you know that I am a play dough super fan. Play dough offers so many benefits for our young learners. For most children, it is simply fun and engaging but as an educator, I can tell you it is so much ... Read More about Snowman Play Dough
Colder months of the year bring many opportunities to stay t inside (where it's warm) and get creative with kids. We've found some cool winter craft for kids that are great both for the classroom or to do at home, all being easy and frugal. 1. Doily Snowman Craft We're kicking of this list of ... Read More about Winter Crafts For Kids