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Tag: hand-eye coordination
Make good use of long weekends and the school break to hone your child's writing skills at home.
Photo from scholastic.comParents with preschoolers are often on the search for activities that can help prepare their children for the basic or fundamental skills they need for school, usually termed as “the three R’s,” namely reading, writing and `rithmetic (arithmetic). What some
Improve your preschooler’s handwriting with activities that spell fun, fun, fun!
TWO WORDS: writing legibly. If you’re a mom to a preschooler, these two words could make your palm sweat and leave you fidgeting relentlessly. The pressure of seeing your child inscribing his name neatly and easily on a piece of paper can
These are movements of the large muscles of the whole body, acquired during infancy and early childhood.
Developing Gross Motor SkillsActivities for infants (Birth to 12 months):Motor skill to develop: Head controlThe head is the first part of the body that a baby can move. Control of the head is necessary to perform other movements such as sitting, crawling
Get your child up and running, throwing, climbing and rolling!
Last February 2002, the American National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE)—released its first ever physical activity guidelines for infants and toddlers. Excerpts from the document:…Confining babies and young children to strollers, play pens, car and infant seats for hours at
Build your child's recognition and hand-eye coordination skills by utilizing music and rhyme to name body parts.
Add some color to your child's playtime activities to hone his hand-eye coordination and sharpen his fine motor skills, vocabulary, observation and listening skills.
Give your toddler a crayon or pencil and ask him to scribble a continuous line on a large piece of paper. Look at the “big doodle" and point out the many shapes made where the lines cross. Ask him to color each
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These are small muscle movements that control the hands, wrists, fingers, and thumbs, usually in coordination with the eyes, as well as the small muscles of the toes, lips, and tongue.