Tag: motor development

Motor Development Milestones for the First Year

Motor Development Milestones for the First Year

    What is Motor Development and Why Should You Care   Wondering why your pediatrician asks about your infant’s motor development at every check up?  Motor development is a broad term used to describe your baby’s movement patterns and how they are progressing with them.  The milestones refer to the big ones that all humans progress through and should be met in sequential order. The importance of motor skills extends beyond being able to move well. Internal and external movement enhances the sensory (nervous) system too.  With the huge rise in kids with sensory delays these days, it may […]

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Fun Spring Activities to Help Your Child Develop Motor Skills

Fun Spring Activities to Help Your Child Develop Motor Skills

Spring has sprung, and your energetic toddler or preschooler is ready to play in the warming weather!  Both of you have been cooped up inside all winter, staying warm but contained.  With the temperature on the rise, more activities for toddlers and young children present themselves.  Why not take advantage of it to help them develop their fine motor skills? Fine motor skills refer to the more concentrated efforts we make to maneuver through everyday life.  Some of the most important tasks that require fine motor skills include writing and using flatware for eating, so strengthening the muscles that perform […]

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Paper Plate Rain Cloud Toddler Craft to Promote Fine Motor Skills

Paper Plate Rain Cloud Toddler Craft to Promote Fine Motor Skills

I came up with this fun rain cloud toddler craft as a follow up to our paper plate spider activity due to my toddler’s obsession with the Itsy Bitsy Spider song. I figured since the rain in the song is an interesting topic, why not make a fun activity he can do and we can pretend its raining on the spider. I know, I know, the things mom life reduces you into haha! Paper Plate Rain Cloud Toddler Craft Activity This craft/activity includes different skills and lets your child practice various new abilities. These include: cutting, gluing, and stringing.   […]

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Toddler Fine Motor Skills Activity: Straws in a Cup

Toddler Fine Motor Skills Activity: Straws in a Cup

I was at a book club meeting at a restaurant recently with Baby H in tow. Baby H kept messing with my straw from my soft drink cup, and a fellow member (who is also a teacher) handed him her straw and showed him how to stick it in the straw hole, and this game was born. All you need are a couple of things that you should already have: Drink container with a lid that has an opening in it (or a removable straw). Long . Show your little learners how to stick the straw into the opening of […]

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