First steps in sewing: Polystyrene plate
A while ago I attended a fabulous morning workshop by a lovely lady called Renee Lighton, who encouraged us to set our children up for success by creating teachable moments in the home, using things we already have laying around. She gave us some pretty nifty ideas for using polystyrene plates (recycled from frozen pizzas or,as in our case, from a delicious milk tart some friends brought over for desert a few weeks ago!) So, I kept it aside, knowing it would come in handy for something…
Fine motor and maths activity. Children have to do the sum, or, for younger children, count the dots, and then match the key up to the correct padlock to open it. This activity not only improves their maths, but also strengthens the muscles in their hands and fingers, which is important for improving writing skills.
Simply Made ~ Weaving
A great way to work on fine motor skills for little fingers is through weaving practice. As little fingers hold the end of the ribbon or lac...
Cutting Skills Activity Sheets (Colour Lines)
An extremely useful resource, perfect for enhacing those fine motor skills. This can be used in the classroom or sent home for practise!
Developmental Toys for Babies, Toddlers & Kids | PlayopolisToys
PlayopolisToys offers games, puzzles, story books, special needs toys, and more online! Find the perfect way to engage your child and develop their skills today.
Snakes, Worms & Bugs! - Stimulating Learning
A few activities related to snakes, worms & bugs in the early years classroom from Rachel (",)
Fine Motor Activity for Preschoolers- pine cones and elastic bands
Set up a super-simple fine motor activity for kids using pine cones and elastic bands! Great for strengthening those little hand muscles for writing.
Learning scissor skills with jelly sensory play
Colourful, scented, sticky and fun: we’re learning scissor skills with jelly sensory play. Learning scissor skills with jelly sensory play Sometimes my daughter talks me into things. I remember jelly (jello) fondly from my childhood birthday parties when it used to be served with a satisfying plop on top of a bowl […]
Dough Gym Week - Fine Motor Physical Development
Once the pivots have worked their way down to the wrist, the journey doesn’t stop there, although for lots of children it becomes far trickier. This is where children often get stuck. The end of the…