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Fine Motor Skills Toys for Preschoolers and Toddlers

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Fine Motor Skills Toys for Preschoolers and Toddlers

  Fine motor skills for toddlers involve the use of the small muscles of the hands, fingers and thumbs to do such tasks as grasping, pinching, twisting and pulling. These skills are necessary for daily living activities such as holding a cup, using utensils and dressing oneself.  Toddlers and preschoolers need to practice these skills to develop strength and ability and fine motor skills toys for toddlers are especially designed to encourage this Shape sorters is a super toy for fine motor skills for toddlers. Not only does the child practice twisting and turning the shapes in order to fit...

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Construction Sets for Toddlers

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Construction Sets for Toddlers

Toddlers love to build. While they are making their towers out of stacking blocks or castles out of sand, they are also learning.  Constructions sets for toddlers provide added opportunities for learning. They challenge the child to develop new skills and practice old ones. The best construction sets for toddlers are designed to expose children to the basics of math, engineering and technology. Toddlers learn about gravity when the block tower collapses; they learn about speed and velocity when rolling toy cars down their ramps. They are matching two triangular blocks to make a cube. The toddlers will not have...

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It's Okay to Play With Your Food!

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It's Okay to Play With Your Food!

We've all heard it said "Don't play with your food!" Many of us have even said it to our own children. But the truth is, playing with food is actually a great opportunity for learning, as well as developing strong fine motor skills and pincer grasp. Cognitive Development According to a study of toddler's eating habits out of the University of Iowa, kids who throw, squish, poke, prod, or smash their food are actually learning while they play. The study suggests that messy eaters may be faster and better learners over the long run. Published in the journal Developmental Science, the...

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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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A Shamrock Fine Motor Toddler Beading Activity for St. Patrick's Day!

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A Shamrock Fine Motor Toddler Beading Activity for St. Patrick's Day!

The shamrock, leprechauns, rainbows, and a pot of-gold are all associated with St. Patrick’s Day... Here's a fun shamrock beading activity for St. Patrick's Day! This will help improve your toddler's or preschooler's fine motor skills while teaching her a little bit about the holiday.

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