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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 […]

Monster Fine Motor Game

It's MONSTER TIME! Halloween is at the end of this month and monsters are a fun way to incorporate the theme into fine motor practice. This monster fine motor game requires fine motor skills to fill in the adorable green monster and you can download it for FREE below.

It’s MONSTER TIME!  Halloween is at the end of this month and monsters are a fun way to incorporate the theme into fine motor practice.  This monster fine motor game requires fine motor skills to fill in the adorable green monster and you can download it for FREE below.  Plus, you can watch a video […]

Clip Worm Fine Motor Activity Freebie

The clip worm fine motor activity is a simple and economical challenge for little fingers and hands.  To start, dig through your recycle bin and grab some cardboard!  You can download a FREE hand out of this activity at the bottom of the post. Materials Need for the Clip Worm Fine Motor Activity You will need: […]

Cat Fine Motor Game

Check out the Flip and Snip Game to practice scissor skills. Check out Animal Actions A to Z to get practice gross motor skills before fine motor skill work.

There are so many of us who just love CATS!  Adult and kids alike enjoy these cuddly creatures.  This cat fine motor game requires fine motor skills to fill in the cat and you can download it for FREE below.  Plus, you can watch a video of the game in action. How to Play the […]

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Motor Skill Interventions versus Play-Based Lessons for Preschoolers

Motor Skill Interventions versus Play-Based Lessons for Preschoolers

Motor Skill Interventions versus Play-Based Lessons for Preschoolers Preschools provide many opportunities for play and motor skill development.  Recent research attempted to answer the question regarding the outcomes of motor skill interventions versus play-based lessons for preschoolers.  The study participants included 149 Hispanic pre-K children from low socioeconomic status.  All of the children were evaluated […]

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Manual Dexterity and Cognitive Functioning in Children

Manual Dexterity and Cognitive Functioning in Children

Manual Dexterity and Cognitive Functioning in Children Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology published research examining the relationship of manual dexterity and cognitive functioning in children after neonatal arterial ischemic stroke regardless of a diagnosis of cerebral palsy. The participants included 60 children with a past history of neonatal arterial ischemic stroke without epilepsy.  Fifteen children had a […]

Fine Motor Skills and Vocabulary Development

Fine Motor Skills and Vocabulary Development

Fine Motor Skills and Vocabulary Development Recently, The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology published research examining the fine motor skills and vocabulary development in 90 preschool children.  Two experiments were carried out assessing the response latencies to 45 lexical items along with fine motor skills, reasoning, and general receptive/expressive vocabulary.  The 45 lexical items consisted […]