Lots of pictures and ideas to help you develop your child's fine motor skills while they play! Developed fine motor control ultimately enables a child to gain independence and thus develop confidence BUT how do you develop these key skills..... with PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE through PLAY PLAY PLAY!
Learning to write should be fun. The child needs to be entertained, engaged and it certainly shouldn't feel like it's a chore. This blog article gives you different ways that our writing mats can be used...adopting a multi-sensory approach. If you have any other ways that you've used our writing mats then please let me know x
...send them to their room, sit them on the naughty step or take away their toys. These are the techniques that most of us know and use but what do they really teach our children?
We list a few alternative techniques THAT REALLY WORK!!
Why is handwriting important? - An Interview with Dr. Angela Webb.
Many of your questions answered...When should teaching letter formation begin? Are handwriting apps useful? Tips for left-handed writers.
In this blog we will focus on how you can help develop your child's writing skills and therefore give them the best start possible when they come to learn to write. It will layout the skills required before they start on their learning to write journey, ideas of how to develop these key writing skills and also key milestone so you know what to expect and when from your child (*note - these are only guidelines!)
Many of us don’t actually think about the language we are using when we speak to our children (it’s only as I’m writing this that I realise just how daunting this can be for a child and obviously some more than others) but if you actually think about it this news is MASSIVE to a child and the language we choose to explain it can make a big difference...
One of my biggest worries as a mother is social media! We want to keep our children safe and we do that by educating them, teaching them right from wrong and also teaching them to assess potential risks and how to deal with them but I'm lost as how to do that with social media.....