Promoting fine motor skills in the classroom. Fine motor skills are major developmental areas for kids two years and younger. Many activities can increase muscle strength and coordination, which prepares for more advanced skills as a child grows older. Daycare providers should promote and present children with many opportunities throughout the day to practice these
When we observe children coloring and painting, we often think they are simply scribbling and doodling. What if I told you that some major learning and cognitive development is happening while they create art? What if I told you that children who are involved in art activities on a regular basis are four times more
Mess, is such a scary word to some of us. Messy children and making a mess are part of any quality childcare program. But also making a mess is such an important tool for your young one. Making a mess gives your children benefits such as: Fine & Gross Motor Skills Fine Motor Skills are
Children have a natural spirit of curiosity and I believe introducing art at an early age is important and very necessary as they work through the world to see how it works. Research has shown that including art activity programs at an early age develops brain capacity. Introducing art at an early age is key.
Ellyn’s Craft Corner Can you believe that summer is already knocking at our door?! With the new summer months, I wanted to start a craft segment, so teachers that work throughout the summer would have some fresh, new crafts to pull from and teachers planning for the fall can find some inspiration. Personally, I LOVE