• Babies and Toddlers
    Fine-Motor Skills
    Heart Prints
    Heart Prints Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 15 minutes Materials: Red and pink tempera paint Pie tins Kitchen sponges Scissors Clothespins White construction paper or bond paper This activity will ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Fine-Motor Skills
    Fun Sign Language
    Fun Sign LanguageDirections Involve your child in making up signals with their hands, arms, and fingers. Each signal should stand for a word or expression. Keep it simple and see how many your child can come up with and remember. This could becom...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Fine-Motor Skills
    Fine-Motor Coordination
    Fine-Motor CoordinationFine-motor coordination involves the ability to control the small muscles of the body and is usually defined as the ability to coordinate the action of the eyes and hands together in performing precise manipulative movement...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Early Learning Activities
    Tweezers and Tongs
    Tweezers and TongsMaterials Tweezers Kitchen tongs Variety of small and very small objects Empty egg cartonsDirectionsSelect various objects that require children to use tongs or tweezers to pick them up. Examples are: cereal, cut-up raw vegetabl...
  • Movement Activity for Kids
    Fine-Motor Skills
    Let's Move!
    Let's Move!Directions:At an early age, children associate how they move to words that describe the movements they make. For example: run, lie down, stand up, walk. This activity will help your child build his movement vocabulary. Practice the fo...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Fine-Motor Skills
    Fine-Motor Skill Development: Tips for Parents
    Fine-Motor Skill Development: Tips for ParentsChildren experiencing movement difficulties require more time to learn a skill. They need constant feedback and quite often need to be physically taken through movements (kinesthetic assistance). Some...
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    Kindergarten Readiness
    Kindergarten Prep: Name Writing
    Kindergarten Prep: Name WritingThe step following mark-making is letter writing, creating symbols that are recognizable to you and to your child. Young children often make the most progress writing the letters in their name before writing any ot...
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
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  • Babies and Toddlers
    Fine-Motor Skills
    Keystroking Activities
    Keystroking ActivitiesToday's young children are a generation of computer-literate whiz-kids, in which computer technology is becoming more and more a part of their everyday life--and at an earlier age! The basic skill of "keystroking" is a fine-...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Fine-Motor Skills
    Observing Fine-Motor Difficulties in Children
    Observing Fine-Motor Difficulties in ChildrenObservable BehaviorsHere is a list of observable behaviors of children with fine-motor difficulties. Difficulty with writing; poor grasp leading to poor form, fluency, and frequent discomfort when writ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Fine-Motor Skills
    Why Teach Fine Motor?
    Why Teach Fine Motor?Children explore the environment by moving and interacting with it. By manipulating objects and gathering valuable information about the physical characteristics, this eventually provides perceptual information necessary to m...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Fine-Motor Skills
    Observing Fine-Motor Difficulties in Children
    Observing Fine-Motor Difficulties in ChildrenObservable BehaviorsHere is a list of observable behaviors of children with fine-motor difficulties. Difficulty with writing; poor grasp leading to poor form, fluency, and frequent discomfort when writ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Fine-Motor Skills
    Fine-Motor Coordination
    Fine-Motor CoordinationFine-motor coordination involves the ability to control the small muscles of the body and is usually defined as the ability to coordinate the action of the eyes and hands together in performing precise manipulative movement...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Fine-Motor Skills
    Poor Handwriting Due to Motor Skill Problems
    How can you go about getting your child's school to perform motor skills testing? ...
  • School and Learning
    Gifted Education
    Gifted Boy Lacks Fine Motor Skills
    It is very possible to have a gifted child who is verbally/linguistically gifted, but delayed in fine motor skill development. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Fine-Motor Skills
    Fine-Motor Skill Development: Tips for Parents
    Fine-Motor Skill Development: Tips for ParentsChildren experiencing movement difficulties require more time to learn a skill. They need constant feedback and quite often need to be physically taken through movements (kinesthetic assistance). Some...
  • Fact Monster, a safe space for kids to find homework help
    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

    Are you worried about your kids being online? Fact Monster is a KidSafe-certified site for your kids to get homework help, play games and watch educational videos. Check it out...and give Same Game a try yourself!

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  • Babies and Toddlers
    Fine-Motor Skills
    Poor Fine-Motor Skills
    Find tips on how to strengthen your child's fine-motor skills. ...