I love this activity for early readers and writers because it provides lots of opportunity to develop alphabet awareness whilst also exercising and strengthening fingers – in three different ways! Plus, it uses everyday materials that you quite possibly already have in your home or classroom. To get started you will need; A large, plastic […]
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Fine motor skills are such important skills for our little ones to develop but what exactly are fine motor skills and why do they matter anyway? Simply put gross motor skills involve the development of the large muscles required to perform skills such as jumping, hoping, balancing, throwing, catching, etc and fine motor skills refer […]
When I asked Immy which project in the latest issue of BIG Kids magazine she was most inspired by, the woven Fibonacci Wheel was a clear favourite, she really wanted to give weaving on a circular loom a go. Over the next few days it was in the back of my mind to find something […]
Immy loves threading and when I shared last week on the Childhood 101 Facebook page that Immy was threading, one friend asked where I had sourced the supplies we were using. Often before we begin, Immy and I have a ‘threading hunt!’ Looking for items from around our home that are suitable for threading (Immy […]
In Time to Create I talk about taking art activities outdoors as one way of stressing less about the mess. However less messy activities work just as well outdoors and today we set ourselves up on the picnic blanket in our backyard to do some threading. Threading is wonderful for fine motor development and our […]