motor skills

Using lids to play with a purpose in preschool
I have been collecting small lids from milk jugs and juice jugs. I don’t really have a lot but I keep the ones I have saved in a small...
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Turn a box into toddler fun
My plan was to decorate this box and make it really cool like this one here. But as much as I liked the idea of making a cool oven Wy  had other...
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Try the frog leap in preschool
In preschool, the frog leap is just a bit different than the old fashioned leap frog game where you jump over another person’s back…...
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Tracing letters, numbers, and shapes on the flannel board
This idea may look very simple, and it is, but it has been one of the best tools for giving my students a little practice in tracing letters or...
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Torn paper strip sticky collage
Before sharing this simple torn paper strip sticky collage with the children, I told them that we needed to work on building stronger hands and...
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Tools to promote fine motor skills in preschool
This may just look like an empty blue ice tray but if you stop and think about how it can be used to promote fine motor skills or sorting skills...
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Time to create in preschool
My teacher set the colored tape, black construction paper, scissors, and chalk on the table. All I needed was a little time and the chance to do...
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Three fun ways to brush, brush, brush the teeth!
In celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month, we spent the morning brushing teeth all around the classroom which meant we had...
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This is what happens when you give a set of stickers to a set of kids
Making the rounds in social networking has been this wonderful post titled, “This is What Happens when you Give Thousands of Stickers to...
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The value of scooping and pouring and counting candy corn in preschool
If there is one area in my own professional development that I have come to appreciate more than ever, it is the value of sensory play. I have...
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