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 skills leads to the highest form of fine motor skills which is ... Read More about 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!
Kids love playdough especially when smells so good. Combing Kool Aid with a few supplies from your pantry is a party waiting to happen. Not only is playdough fun, it's the perfect activity to help strengthen your young learners fine motor skills. Rolling, cutting and squeezing are all great ways to ... Read More about Kool Aid Playdough Fun For Kids
Have you heard the exciting news? I am releasing my fourth handwriting book soon and I am thrilled! My previous books can be found by clicking here. Did you know that my first book was Amazon's best seller (out of allllll books) for almost two months. Y'all, I have never been more ... Read More about Handwriting For Kids With Animal Facts
This rainbow rice sensory bin is such a fun way for kids to explore different textures and colors. Toddlers and older kids alike will love this bin because it allows them to have play that is both fun and educational. This would even make an amazing gift as well if you packed up all the pieces to ... Read More about Rainbow Rice Bin
Sushi Sensory Bin Using chopsticks is such a great way to build fine motor skills in young learners and creating a sushi sensory bin is a fun and creative way to play. Here are the steps to creating this fun experience for your kids. Sensory Sushi Bin Supplies: One pound bag of rice. You can use ... Read More about Sushi Sensory Bin
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
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
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
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
2019 Early Childhood Kids Toy Guide (Ages 2-5) These early childhood toys are wonderful for kids ages 2-5. They are not only fun to play with, but stimulates creativity and encourages play-based learning. It develops a range of skills from coordination to balance and fine motor ... Read More about 2019 Early Childhood Kids Toy Guide (For Ages 2-5)