Pencil Grasp Development: Everything You Need to Know

Pencil Grasp Development: Everything You Need to Know

Proper pencil grasp is important for learning how to write. It can be difficult for little hands to learn how to properly grasp on a pencil because of the awkward feeling. So, what is proper pencil grasp and how do you teach it? This post may contain affiliate links...

Free St. Patrick’s Day Printables: Dot Activities

Free St. Patrick’s Day Printables: Dot Activities

St. Patrick's Day is one of my favorite holidays! It's fun to celebrate with your family without the added pressure of needing to buy presents or decorate your house too much. Instead, we eat delicious food - something I really love - and work on some fun activities....

The Differences Between Left and Right Handed Scissors

The Differences Between Left and Right Handed Scissors

Fun fact: Did you know that around 10% of the population is left-handed? If you have a little lefty on your hands, it is important to know the difference between left- and right-handed scissors. Making sure that your left-handed child has the appropriate tools in...

Decorate a Gingerbread Person – Free Printable

Decorate a Gingerbread Person – Free Printable

What says December fun more than a gingerbread person? If you are looking for some fun ideas for learning activities in December - this fun decorate a gingerbread person craft is perfect! Crafting with kids helps to develop fine motor skills. The act of grabbing a...

Thanksgiving Pattern Mats Free Printable

Thanksgiving Pattern Mats Free Printable

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner? If your preschool or pre-k students are learning anything about math, you’ll probably want to check out these Thanksgiving Pattern mats. Free Printable Turkey Pattern Mats This preschool math freebie is...

Thanksgiving Playdoh Mats – Free Printable

Thanksgiving Playdoh Mats – Free Printable

The weather is getting cooler and that means finding more activities to complete INDOORS! This time of year is so much fun with all of the holiday themed activity options. As a busy mom of littles, it can sometimes be hard to come up with activities that will be both...

Why are Fine Motor Skills Important?

Why are Fine Motor Skills Important?

Children are always developing and working on new skills from birth forward, including many fine motor skills. You might wonder why are fine motor skills important; it's important for parents to understand why these are so essential. It's amazing how every little...

30 Fun and Simple Fall Activities for Toddlers

30 Fun and Simple Fall Activities for Toddlers

Keeping your toddler busy while stuck at home can be a struggle, but there are ways to both occupy them while helping their little minds to grow and learn. You need some simple fall activities for toddlers in your plans this season. Now that fall is here, it's time to...

7 Benefits of Sensory Bins and How They Support Child Development

7 Benefits of Sensory Bins and How They Support Child Development

Sensory bins are tactile ways for children to play that encourage various skill development.   They are essentially a box filled with a textured filler like dry rice, pinto beans, or flour with various toys and tools in them for children to find and play with.  A...

Perfect Board Games for 2 Year Olds

Perfect Board Games for 2 Year Olds

Are you looking for board games for 2 year olds that are fun and yet still educational? Finding the right board games for your tiny family member is so important. Around 2 years old your little one finally possesses the most basic skills needed for epic game night...

Free Printable Back to School Word Strips

Free Printable Back to School Word Strips

The start of the school year is almost here and I wanted to offer my readers an awesome free printable for your young students. These back to school word strips are great for hanging in the classroom or using for copying and handwriting practice. These word strips are...

11 Activities to Practice Pincer Grasp with Your Baby

11 Activities to Practice Pincer Grasp with Your Baby

A baby will go through many different developmental stages as they grow and develop new skills. One of the milestones that you will see emerge is their use of pincer grasp, a basic fine motor skill. Fine motor skills involve the small muscles in the hands and fingers,...

16 Scissor Skill Printables for Preschoolers

16 Scissor Skill Printables for Preschoolers

Preschoolers love to use scissors and practice this new skill. Learning how to use scissors and cut takes a lot of time, and parents can offer scissor skill printables to help give their kids plenty of practice. My kids love using scissors, and I've found that if you...

Teach Scissor Skills by Cutting Play-Doh

Teach Scissor Skills by Cutting Play-Doh

Using scissors is a skill that preschoolers need to know, and one of the best ways to practice this is by cutting Play-Doh with your toddler. If your toddlers are like mine, anytime I bring out Play-Doh or make a batch of homemade playdough, they go crazy. They spend...

The Best Play-Doh Sets for Girls and Boys

The Best Play-Doh Sets for Girls and Boys

Play-Doh is a favorite activity in my house, not only for my kiddos but for me too! With my first, I was scared of the potential mess and waited a while to introduce PlayDoh. While there are pros and cons to playdoh, it is an amazing toy to have that helps your little...

17 Sensory Board DIY Ideas for Busy Babies and Toddlers

17 Sensory Board DIY Ideas for Busy Babies and Toddlers

You baby has been busy exploring the world around him for some time now. Since the moment he could open his eyes and take his first breath, he was taking in everything through his senses. From seeing and hearing to feeling and tasting, they are loving the new...

Teaching Baby to Point to Develop Early Language Skills

Teaching Baby to Point to Develop Early Language Skills

You may not even realize it, but teaching your baby to point is a developmental milestone that goes right along with waving bye-bye and other gestures. Your baby starts communicating before they ever even say a single word. This means all those cute little hand...

Clothespin Letter Match Preschool Activity

Clothespin Letter Match Preschool Activity

I am always on the hunt for fun ways to add a little bit of learning to my daily activities with my kids. With winter still holding strong for at least another month or so it is important to find things, we can do inside. This clothespin letter match activity is...