Do you have photos at home that your child adores? Perhaps your child has a special photo they have taken themselves. Maybe you have a photo of special family members that lives far away. All of these special photos can be made into a treasured puzzles.
Puppets are captivating! Children of all ages, world wide, love to play with them. They are one of the world’s most popular toys and for good reason. Not only are they heaps of fun, they can be used to enhance almost every area of your child’s development and can even be used to support your little one’s well being.
Fine motor skills require the small muscle groups of the fingers, hands and arms to work together. Movement, control and coordination of these muscle groups enable participation in everyday activities such as reaching, grasping, twisting and weight bearing along with manipulation of tools and materials.
Does your child love creatures of the six legged variety? Are insects their obsession? Do they love watching and collecting creepy crawlies? Is your child interested in the ant colony in your garden? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, well this amazing ant activity will be right up their alley! This great activity will be lots of fun for your child to discover what ants like to eat.
Children of pre-school age are ready to try new and more complex fine motor activities. Their skills have progressed to the point where they are starting to separate finger movements, demonstrate wrist dexterity and display improved eye hand coordination and bilateral coordination (the ability to use two hands together).
This fun activity is great for children who don’t have access to a backyard or who love bringing the outdoors inside. It’s also great for learning about plant growth, humidity and the green house effect. Imaginative play is also inspired by this fabulous activity. Read on to find out more…
For some children, developing a pencil grasp, also known as a tripod grasp, is a challenging task. It takes time and practise but is imperative for efficient and comfortable pencil use now and throughout life. Learning to draw and write is made easier if a child achieves a mature tripod grasp before they go to school. For an explanation of the tripod grasp please read our information on located in the For Parents Section called...