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Christmas in Peru

(4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Peru is a deeply religious, mostly Christian country so it is not surprising that Christmas, or Navidad, is celebrated by almost 100% of the population. It has become, as in many parts of the...

Make your own Santa beard

(3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Age 18 months plus Duration of activity 10-30 minutes Materials/equipment Santa beard template or you can let your child draw their own beard. Cardboard or a scrap of fabric Craft glue Paintbrush Cotton wool Elastic (this is so it can be attached to the...

Christmas angel puppets

(3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Age 18 months plus Duration of activity 1/4 to ¾ hour Materials/equipment Angel puppet template Coloured cardboard Glue Stick Drinking straws Sticky tape Colouring pencils, crayons or textas Embellishments, for examples glitter, stickers, petals, leaves, old wrapping paper or glossy magazine cuttings or anything else...

Counting with muffin tins

(7 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Age 2-5 years Duration of activity You can fill in a few spare minutes doing one of the muffin tin counting activities or up to an hour, if you decide to repeat the activities for extra learning. Materials/equipment ...

Preparing for writing worksheets: Left to right line activities

(9 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
These prewriting worksheets are a fun way for toddlers and pre-schoolers to develop fine motor skills and awareness of reading and writing concepts.

Salt dough gifts and ornaments

(9 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Age 2-10 years Duration of activity Making the dough takes about five minutes. You can spend a few minutes or a couple of hours making and adorning decorations with your child. The decorations will need to be...
Toddler grabbing with his hand

Checklist: Fine motor skill milestones for toddlers (18 months to 36 months)

(7 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Fine motor skills, the skills which allow children to control the use of their fingers and hands develop rapidly in toddlers. Development milestones are actions most toddlers can do with their hands by a certain...

Checklist: Fine motor skill milestones for babies (birth to 18 months)

(4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Fine motor skills, the ability to control the movements of the hands and fingers develop early in life. Baby development milestones for fine motor skills are the things most babies can do with their...

Fine motor skill development milestones for toddlers (18 to 36 months)

(5 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
As babies develop the gross motor skills that enable them to toddle around, they are also improving their fine motor skills which allow them to pick objects up and manipulate them. If you’ve got...

Fine motor skills for babies (birth to 18 months)

(7 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Babies develop rapidly in the first few months of life and it is at this very early stage that they begin developing and using their hand and finger muscles. They also start to develop...
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