Entries by My Little Conservatory

20 Fine Motor Activities Using Everyday Items

Fine motor skills are so important for the developing toddler and preschooler. These skills enable such functions as writing, grasping small objects, fastening clothing, cutting, stacking blocks and manipulating various toys. As the neurological system matures, these skills develop. Fine motor control requires awareness, planning, muscle strength and coordination to complete a task. Instrument play in […]

Foundations of Learning: Have a Ball

To a child with imagination and a parent who hasn’t forgotten the simple joys of childlike playfulness, every object has unlimited possibilities. Ball play enables children to investigate rolling, bouncing, passing, and tossing, exercising their imaginations as well as their gross-motor skills. Tips for parents: You can enjoy ball play indoors or out with a […]