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Preschool Cutting Tips cutting fine motor

Let's get cutting!  Cutting skills and preschool go hand in hand. Many times it is the first time that children have been allowed to use scissors.

So, it's important that we understand the continuum in which children's cutting skills develop.  To make it a little easier to remember, I...

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11 of our Favorite Fine Motor Activities fine motor

If there is one thing I love to sneak into our day - it's fine motor skills.  I've tried lots of different fine motor activities and some are a big hit with the kids and some just aren't.  

So, I wanted to share with you some of the fine motor activities that the kids loved!...

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5 Winter Fine Motor Activities fine motor winter

With the rise in technology use with our preschoolers, a lot of educators are noting the lack of fine motor skills coming into the classroom. It seems only the swiping finger is strong. 

So, many teachers are looking for new and fun ways to get those fine motor muscles working so that...

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Using Fine Motor Task Boxes in Your Preschool Classroom centers fine motor small group

Ooo! I'm so excited!  I just finished my first set of Fine Motor Task Boxes.

Fine Motor skills are focused on in every preschool classroom.  Children need strong small muscles in fingers and eyes to do all kinds of work when they get to 'big' school.

While we all know fine motor skills...

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Tips for Teaching Name Writing fine motor name writing teacher tips

Helping children to learn to write their names is one of the biggest topics I see questions on.

We want to make sure our students are prepared to enter Kindergarten knowing how to write their name, because let's face it - many kindergarten classroom don't work on that skill much anymore.

So, if...

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Things to Do Before Teaching Name Writing fine motor name name writing teacher tips writing

Teaching children to write their names is such a rewarding process.

You can see the progression right before your eyes!

But, sometimes... we, as teachers, get excited. Too excited.  We jump right in to teaching our 3 and 4 year olds how to write their name.  After all, it's important...

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Encourage the Home & School Connection with a Fine Motor Tub fine motor home connection relationships

Tell me something... do you happen to struggle with making meaningful home and school connections?  

A positive connection between school and families is an integral part of the success of students in the classroom.    It is important for us to try and educate parents...

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