Who says that practicing handwriting has to be boring?! Read more to learn how to combine family game night with handwriting practice!
Brushing teeth is an essential task for everyone to complete at least two times each day. However, it may be the least favorite part of the day for many children. If your child shows strong reactions to brushing teeth, like gagging, try some of these tips to make it a more tolerable experience!
Good gross motor control provides the core stability and strength necessary for hand and finger muscles to do their work. Gross motor skills involve the postural control and movement of large muscle groups in the neck, shoulders, trunk, and legs; these skills allow us to perform tasks like sitting upright, standing, walking, running, and playing. Gross motor skill development typically precedes the development of fine motor skills.
The muscles used in handwriting begin to develop and strengthen in infancy. By the age of five, most children have developed enough muscle strength and control to begin writing. The small finger muscles are the ones most central to the writing process. If your child needs help improving the muscle strength that leads to fine motor skills for handwriting success, read more for some ideas!