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Beads―Fine Motor Skills Best Friend!

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Beads―Fine Motor Skills Best Friend!

    Beads, beads, beads! Most Occupational Therapists and Early Childhood Educators agree, after working with children of all ages, that beading promotes children's development in more ways than meets the eye! Not only do children love working with beads, but here are some other areas where beads help with development. Grasping: Various sizes of beads promote different kinds of grasps. Larger beads promote a grasp similar to holding a large primary pencil. Smaller beads encourage children to use their pincer grasp, strengthening the small muscles of their hands. In-hand manipulation skills: Many parts of making a beaded project increase strength and coordination...

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St. Patrick’s Day Pegboard Rainbow Abacus Toddler Activity!

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St. Patrick’s Day Pegboard Rainbow Abacus Toddler Activity!

The Irish have celebrated St. Patrick's Day on March 17, for over a millennium. But who was Patrick, and why is he honored?

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