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Functional Fine Motor Activities with Household Items

Functional Fine Motor Activities

Functional Fine Motor Activities for Kids Using Household Items Functional fine motor activities using household items are so important to childhood development.  They are the building blocks for higher level skills such as using scissors, drawing, dressing, eating, handwriting and more!  Children need to experience frequent practice with fine motor activities to refine the movements […]

Research Says Up to 60% of the School Day Requires Fine Motor Skills

Would you have guessed that up to 60% of the elementary school day requires fine motor skills? It certainly stresses the importance of fine motor skill development for school success. 

Would you have guessed that up to 60% of the elementary school day requires fine motor skills? It certainly stresses the importance of fine motor skill development for school success.  The American Journal of Occupational Therapy investigated the motor and technology requirements of kindergarten, second-, and fourth-grade general education classrooms by collecting observational data for […]

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Fine and Gross Motor Group Activity Idea – Activity Balloon Bat

If you need a fun gross motor group activity idea that also includes fine motor skills and coordination skills, this balloon bat is perfect. 

Fine and Gross Motor Group Activity Idea If you need a fun gross motor group activity idea that also includes fine motor skills and coordination skills, this balloon bat is perfect.  You can use the suggested activity for gross motor skill group session, indoor recess, or physical education class. Materials Needed for the Gross Motor […]

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 […]