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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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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day With Fun and Educational Fine Motor Skills Activities!

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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day With Fun and Educational Fine Motor Skills Activities!

St. Patrick's Day is about kids, learning, and fun!  Celebrate shamrocks, rainbows, and clovers with your toddler and preschooler! Lacing beads, fine motor skills, leprechauns, pegobards, counting, sorting, patterning all while celebrating the Irish, Ireland, pots of gold and Leprechauns! 

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Linking Heart Activity for V-Day

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Linking Heart Activity for V-Day

SHARE THE LOVE!  A quick fine motor activity to do with your preschooler!  This heart activity works for Valentine’s Day or any day to show you care.    SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED: 1 sheet of cardstock paper Pair of scissors Crayon/pencil/marker A Set of Links Hole Puncher    PLAY IDEAS: Cut different shapes – stars, squares Sort the links by color as you put them in Count the links  We hope you and your little ones enjoy!

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A Beary Happy Valentine's Day Fine Motor Activity

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A Beary Happy Valentine's Day Fine Motor Activity

    Bear-y Hearts is a simple and fun Valentine’s Day activity that you can do with your kids. It is a great opportunity for children to develop their fine motor skills while you spend some quality time together. We love this activity because it incorporates so many fine motor activities all in one project that is fun for both toddlers who may need more assistance and for preschool age children who can do it all by themselves. You get to cut, count, match sort and so much more! For the homeschool, you can integrate this activity into a science...

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