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More Screen Time Associated with Decreased Fine Motor Skills

As screens take a stronger hold on our children's lives it is important to analyze the relationship between screen time and fine motor skills in preschoolers.

As technology and screens take a stronger hold on our children’s lives every day, it is important to analyze the relationship between screen time and fine motor skills in preschoolers. Teachers and therapists continue to report that when they observe young children, motor skill development is lacking. Some hypothesize that this is due to an […]

Fine Motor Skills Activities and Ideas

Fine motor skills activities are crucial to a child's overall healthy development. Children need hours and hours of play time and practice to develop the small muscles in the fingers and hands and coordination skills to manipulate objects.

Fine motor skills activities are crucial to a child’s overall healthy development. Children need hours and hours of play time and practice to develop the small muscles in the fingers and hands and coordination skills to manipulate objects. These skills begin to develop and birth and continue to improve throughout childhood development. Below you will […]

New Year’s Eve Countdown Game

Need a New Year’s Eve countdown game?  Check out this dice game for your New Year’s Eve celebration with the children.  It is just like Shut the Box.  You can play with one player or four players.  Download your free New Year’s Eve Countdown Game at the bottom of the post. Directions on How to […]

Improve Fine Motor Skills Using Physical Exercise

Recent research was conducted with neurotypical five-year-old children to determine how to improve fine motor skills using physical exercise.

Recent research was conducted with neurotypical five-year-old children to determine how to improve fine motor skills using physical exercise. As pediatric therapists, we all know the importance of fine motor skill development and school. Whether it is using manipulatives, school supplies, writing or zipping up a backpack, efficient fine motor skills are necessary. This study […]

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Use Play Dough to Increase Hand Strength

Use play dough to increase hand strength

Play dough is an amazing, simple tool to help children increase muscle strength in the fingers and hands, expand creativity and encourage imagination.  Below are 10 ways to use play dough to increase hand strength. Why Use Play Dough to Increase Hand Strength? When children squish, squeeze and pinch play dough, they are working on strengthening all […]

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22 Free Printables for December – Fine, Gross and Visual Motor Activities

Need some last minute ideas to encourage fine motor, visual motor and gross motor skills during December? Check out this list of 22 free printables for December.

Need some last minute ideas to encourage fine motor, visual motor and gross motor skills during December?  Check out this list of 22 free printables for December.   Free Printables for December – Fine Motor Holiday Lights December Holiday Clothes Pin Mat  Color, Cut, and Glue for December Elephant Holiday Hat Holiday Match Up Free Printables […]

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Unicorn Fine Motor Activity

Are you looking for a cute, unicorn fine motor activity that is free? Well, look no further! This freebie includes the Color, Cut and Glue Unicorn Fine Motor Activity. You can download it at the bottom of the post.

Are you looking for a cute, unicorn fine motor activity that is free?  Well, look no further!  This freebie includes the Color, Cut and Glue Unicorn Fine Motor Activity.  You can download it at the bottom of the post. How to Complete the Unicorn Activity For preparation, all you have to do is print the […]

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School-Related Fine Motor Skills – Understanding the Components

School-Related Fine Motor Skills - Understanding the Components

When you search the internet, scour social media and review your textbooks, there are thousands of fine motor activities available to improve children’s fine motor skills.  It can become completely overwhelming just to decide what activity to choose to help a specific child.   It is important to understand the components of school-related fine motor skills.  Just […]

Thanksgiving Fine Motor FUN- Free Printable Mini Pack

Are you looking for some FREE Thanksgiving fine motor fun?  This free printable mini pack includes 2 different Flip and Fill fine motor games with a Thanksgiving theme.  You can download it at the bottom of the post for FREE! How to Play the Thanksgiving Fine Motor FUN Game Print each player a turkey, pumpkin […]

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FREE Executive Functioning and Fine Motor Activities for Fall

It is that time of year – crisp air, falling leaves, pumpkins, turkeys and more.  Add in some skill practice with these 5 FREE executive functioning and fine motor activities for Fall.  Children with love the variety and you will love the NO PREP, economical black and white printing.  These free sample pages are from […]