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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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What Your Toddler Should Know Before Preschool

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What Your Toddler Should Know Before Preschool

"We've done some research for you, and here are some benchmarks that help determine preschool readiness. Don't worry if your child doesn't meet all of the expectations listed – these are not "standards," rather "suggestions." Skills That Will Give Your Child an Awesome Start To Preschool What an exciting time! Your toddler is ready for preschool! Or, at least you think he is ready. Sometimes it's hard to determine. We've done some research for you, and here are some benchmarks that help determine preschool readiness. Don't worry if your child doesn't meet all of the expectations listed – these are...

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