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 skills leads to the highest form of fine motor skills which is ... Read More about Fine Motor Activities for Young Learners
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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!
Handwriting is the highest level of fine motor skills for a young learner and more and more children are struggling to develop good fine motor skills. This is why teaching children print and cursive handwriting is incredibly important. If you are looking for ideas to help with fine motor before ... Read More about Teaching Children Print and Cursive Handwriting
We love crafting outside in the summer, especially in a nice cool shade! These simple summer crafts for kids are perfect both for a crafting session under the sky (or under a shade from the tree) or for those rainy days when you are stuck inside. 1. Sponge Sailboat Make a whole bunch of ... Read More about Simple Summer Crafts for Kids
Preparing your child for kindergarten doesn't have to be stressful. Here are several things you can do at home to help your child start off the year strong! As a kindergarten teacher, I know I will have students with all skill levels enter my classroom on the first day of school. Don’t stress over ... Read More about Preparing Your Child For Kindergarten
Are you looking for an engaging, motivating and entertaining speaker? Then I'm your girl! I have worked with thousands of Early Childhood education teachers all over the United States throughout the last six years. I would love the opportunity to be your keynote speaker (motivation is my jam), ... Read More about Professional Development
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
At times, being a new baby mama has made my head spin. I remember when we found out that we had been chosen by our sweet birth mom, I probably walked through the baby isles four times before I actually purchased anything. For one, I was scared she would change her mind but also, I had NO ... Read More about The Best Baby and New Mom Gift Guide
With Christmas approaching, the teacher in me hopes all parents buy their child something educational. I just can't help it. Ha. There are so many options and it can be pretty overwhelming so I am happy to provide you a gift guide. Below you will find a FANTASTIC list of some of my favorite ... Read More about Educational Toys Gift Guide
Valentine's Day Kids Craft Looking for a fun but easy Valentine's Day card? This simple craft is perfect for any age and is the perfect fine motor activity. Follow the simple steps below and have fun! List of Supplies: Colored Craft Paper - 4-5 different colors including white ... Read More about Easy Valentine’s Card Craft
Can you ever really get too much art into your day? We are so excited to share with you seven great ways to incorporate art into your day. Art is wonderful for a variety of reasons and if you’re a teacher, you’re going to know the benefits more than anyone. When students have art in the classroom, ... Read More about Discover 7 Great Ways to Incorporate Art into Your Day
You go to school for at least four years to learn all that you need to know about teaching. Why is it then, that when you come out and you start putting that knowledge into practice, you realize there are a lot of things you didn’t know? College cannot prepare you for everything you will learn about ... Read More about 5 Things College Doesn’t Tell You About Teaching