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What are Gross Motor Skills?

What are Gross Motor Skills?

As opposed to fine motor skills, gross motor skills can use the muscles of the torso, arms, and legs to create full-body movements. The mastery of these core-stabilizing muscles is crucial in performing common movements like walking, jumping, running, and even standing. They also work in conjunction with hand-eye coordination skills to catch, throw, and kick balls, swimming, and bike riding.

Benefits of Teaching Preschoolers a Second Language

Benefits of Teaching Preschoolers a Second Language

A pamphlet entitled Parents’ and Teachers’ Guide to Bilingualism includes the aphorism, “Language among young children is caught rather than taught.” This ability was evidenced by one young child who had neighbors from Mexico. As she played on the swing set in her yard, this little girl heard the children talking to each other and their mother calling them in or scolding them in Spanish.

Activities to Help With Fine Motor Skills

Activities to Help With Fine Motor Skills

Building fine motor skills is important for a child’s development because many of the normal things people do every day require them. Marking a page, transferring items from one container to another, and learning an appropriate grip are important skills that will have long-term benefits.

3 Tips for the End of the Preschool School Year

3 Tips for the End of the Preschool School Year

As the school year ends, your preschooler will have to say goodbye to their teachers and schoolmates. Even though they may see some of their friends through the summer, this is going to be an upsetting experience for your child. While they may not fully understand that the change is only temporary, you can take steps to alleviate their fears and confusion.