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Dexterity, a good grip, and eye-hand coordination are abilities that all young students need in order to print legibly. These require fine motor skills, which means using smaller muscle groups in the hands, and fingers. Yet b... Read more
Very often, the best learning takes place when young students are just having fun. Here are some easy activities to do with your kindergarten or 1st grade child that will reinforce essential math and fine motor skills. You wi... Read more
My post last week outlined the connection between gross and fine motor skills and activities to improve gross motor success. This week, my focus is on fine motor skills, and simple activities to help your kindergarten or 1st ... Read more
For the most part, all learning is sequential, which means that we build on known skills to acquire new ones. This is especially true for young children, who are developing gross and fine motor dexterity.
Gross motor skills i... Read more
|This Valentine’s Day, Keep Sugar Levels Low and Math Levels High
Feb 11, 2012 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in SchoolFamily.com, School Success, Parenting, Parent Involvement, Motor Skills, Kindergarten, Kids Math, Kids Learning, Health and Fitness, Fun Learning Activities, Elementary School, Connie McCarthy
Young students love Valentine’s Day and all the treats that go with it. This year try something different. Instead of letting your child eat those small Conversation Hearts, use them for some easy, fun, and colorful mat... Read more
My little boy (see photo) loves Legos. Okay. What 7-year-old boy doesn’t?
However he loves them for about 10 minutes. Or as long as it takes him to put together the elaborate “puzzle” of pieces via t... Read more
|Children Need Experience Making Their Own Decisions
Jan 03, 2012 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Teachers, SchoolFamily.com, School Clothes, School Breakfast, Parenting, Parent Involvement, Motor Skills, Middle School, Livia McCoy, Kids Learning, High School, Helicopter Parents, Health and Fitness, Fun Learning Activities, Extracurricular Activities, Elementary School, After-School
It is tempting as a parent to take control of every part of a child’s life. Parents make sure their children do all their homework, get up on time, get ready for school, eat a healthy breakfast, wear appropriate clothin... Read more
“Art is thought expressed through the hands.”
— Unknown author
Most young children are natural artists. Some of an infant’s earliest responses are to color, light and shapes. These responses help an in... Read more
|Use Estimating Fun to Educate
Oct 17, 2011 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Parenting, Parent Involvement, Motor Skills, Kindergarten, Kids Math, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Elementary School, Connie McCarthy, Back to School
Take advantage of your young child’s natural curiosity by using estimation! It is a great way to help your child improve her overall math skills.
Estimating gives a child the opportunity to “guess” a math an... Read more
Last week was school vacation here in Massachusetts. One afternoon I went to lunch with a few friends who were lamenting how difficult it is to get their kids outside and moving. Of course the conversation turned to lim... Read more