Fine motor skills are so important for children of all ages. When we refer to fine motor skills we are talking about the small muscles in the hands and the fingers that are essential for drawing, writing, tying shoe laces, feeding, and many more every day tasks. In the early years, it is vital that […]
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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 […]
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 […]