Many of the activities we worked on today centered on fine motor development. Fine motor movements involve the coordination of small muscles in the hands and fingers. Strong fine motor skills are essential to complete tasks such as writing, cutting, using a fork or spoon, threading beads, moving puzzle pieces, zipping, buttoning, and tying shoe laces. Today we encouraged the use of spoons, small chalk pieces for strengthening the pincer grasp, cutting, tower and road building and moving erasers with tongs. The children only know that they are having fun exploring new games but each offering is designed with a specific skill focus. After checking out the photos ask your child if they had an opportunity to try some of the new games today. Many of these are simple and can be recreated and practiced at home for even more fun!
Here you will find little snippets of our days together. When my children were in preschool and would come home I would always ask, "So, what did you do today?". All they ever said was, "Played." That didn't tell me much. I hope this blog will be a place to share what we have done and help you ask more directed questions of your child. You will see first hand just what we do after you kiss your little one goodbye in the morning. It will also be a great place to visit and see just how much your child has grown and learned throughout the year.