fine motor skills

Teeth brushing in babies and kids (with free downloadable chart)
Teeth brushing in babies and kids (with free downloadable chart) (4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Why is brushing teeth important? Brushing teeth is the basis of good oral hygiene and contributes to overall health. The process of brushing removes bacteria that can cause tooth decay and gum infections if left in the mouth. It reduces ... Read More »

Daily movement programme has positive impact on children’s learning
Daily movement programme has positive impact on children’s learning (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Following a daily movement programme can improve children’s physical development levels and has the potential to boost their chances in the classroom, researchers from Loughborough University have found. Academics from the University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences have been ... Read More »

Learning colours: Colour matching sticker game
Learning colours: Colour matching sticker game (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Age 18 months to 4 years Duration of activity You can fill in a couple of spare minutes playing this game, but your toddler will probably be happy to play for much longer. Materials/equipment Coloured paper or cards Coloured stickers ... Read More »

Changing nature of handwriting
Changing nature of handwriting (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Dr Noella Mackenzie, researcher and senior lecturer in literacy studies in the CSU School of Education in Albury-Wodonga, initiated her research last year to better understand the evolving imperatives that shape school curriculums and students’ writing skill attributes in the modern world. “To be ... Read More »

Twelve educational ways to play with your toddler using a scarf
Twelve educational ways to play with your toddler using a scarf (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Playing with scarves is a fun and educational activity for toddlers and babies to develop motor skills, maths skills and persistence Read More »

Preschool maths: Counting, patterns and ordering houses worksheet
Preschool maths: Counting, patterns and ordering houses worksheet (4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

This activity helps kids to develop their early mathematical skills. It involves counting, cutting and pasting houses in the correct number sequence and placement on a page. It also involves pattern recognition Read More »

Coloured pasta for education and craft
Coloured pasta for education and craft (15 votes, average: 4.67 out of 5)

Age 2 – 7 years Duration of activity Up to 20 minutes Materials/equipment Dried tube pasta (choose shape to meet your child’s ability level) Snap-lock bags Coloured food dyes of your choice Optional: glitter Cling wrap Hand sanitiser (alcohol, no-wash ... Read More »

Coloured rice
Coloured rice (10 votes, average: 4.60 out of 5)

Age 0-8 years. Most of these games and activities are suitable for toddlers and preschool children. Sensory play games like pouring and scooping are great for babies and toddlers. The weighing and measuring activity and the more complex art ideas ... Read More »

Learn to sew embroidery
Learn to sew embroidery (6 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Age 3-10 years Duration of activity 20-30 minutes Materials/equipment Embroidery ring/frame White fly net from a haberdashery shop or similar netting Darning needles (blunt plastic needles) Wool (younger children) or embroidery thread (older children) preferably in assorted colours Adornments like ... Read More »

Make your own Santa Beard
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 ... Read More »

 
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