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Stickers – Fine Motor Practice for 2-5 Year Olds

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  • Posted 04/08/2017
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Stickers are a surprisingly easy and versatile way to build fine motor skills in children ages 2 to 5 years old.  The wide variety of options is appealing to many ages and as a bonus, they are a fun activity . [ More ]
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Fourth of July Pom Pom Fireworks

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  • Posted 30/06/2017
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Kick off the holiday weekend with this festive pom pom fireworks painting activity!  All you need is a small amount of red and blue paint, clothespins, pom poms, and a sheet of paper to use as your canvas.   To . [ More ]
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Fresh Squeezed Fine Motor

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  • Posted 23/06/2017
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Turn a summertime staple into fun sensory play and an opportunity to build fine motor skills! Gather together the ingredients for a lemonade stand (3-4 lemons ready for squeezing, plastic cups, water) and add a few other utensils such as . [ More ]
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Marshmallow Towers

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  • Posted 26/05/2017
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Bilateral coordination refers to the use of both sides of the body at the same time.  Many tasks your child will need to complete on a daily basis rely on bilateral coordination. For example, tying their shoes, getting dressed, or holding . [ More ]
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Sticky Bunny Sensory & Fine Motor Activity

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  • Posted 31/03/2017
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This no hassle spring sticky bunny is an easy and fun way to develop your child's sensory and fine motor skills. Simply print out a coloring page template online and trace it on a sheet of contact paper.  (Remember that . [ More ]
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Carrot Harvest – Finger Strengthening Activity

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  • Posted 24/03/2017
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Welcome spring with this adorable carrot harvest fine motor activity! This activity has your child utilizing the muscles in their tripod fingers, which will ultimately help strengthen their pencil grasp for improved handwriting skills. To make this activity, you will need . [ More ]
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No Mess Rainbow Art

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  • Posted 17/03/2017
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Happy St. Patrick's Day!  This no mess rainbow art is a fun way to celebrate and easy to clean up.  All you need is paint in each color of the rainbow, a clear baggie, piece of paper, and tape.  Here's . [ More ]
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St. Patty’s Day Inspired Rainbow Color Sorting Activity

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  • Posted 24/02/2017
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Color sorting activities can be great for young children of varying ages. Children under 1 can work on their pincer grasp by using their fingers to grasp and sort the object, while children over 1 can use a set of . [ More ]
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Perfecting the Pincer Grasp: Muffin Tin and Cheerios Activity

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  • Posted 06/01/2017
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Working with your child to develop their pincer grasp early on will help pave the way for their success in preschool and kindergarten activities such as cutting, writing and tying shoe laces.  Newborn infants will use a "palmar grasp" to grip . [ More ]
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Cereal Bird Feeders

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  • Posted 11/11/2016
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This next activity uses only cereal and pipe cleaners to form bird feeders for your little ones to place outside.  This activity is not only engaging and rewarding as they'll enjoy seeing their creation outside, but it has great therapeutic . [ More ]
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