Mighty Fine Motor Fun: Fine Motor Activities for Young Children

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Jun 11, 2010 - 280 pages
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Teachers know how important it is to develop children's fine motor skills as a stepping stone to future learning, and Mighty Fine Motor Fun provides you with the tools and information you need to teach fine motor skills to children ages 3 to 5. The activities in Mighty Fine Motor Fun are organized by age; they are useful and creative, but most important, they are fun! With few materials needed, the activities are perfect for both large and small groups and are easy to integrate into any curriculum. Activities include; Moving Bubbles Hide-and-Seek Playdough Tape It Up! Shape Person Itsy Bitsy Writing Utensils Paper Mobile And many more! In the final chapter of the book, author and occupational therapist Christy Isbell answers questions from real preschool teachers, including; ''should preschoolers use 'fat' or 'skinny' pencils?'' ''What type of paper is best for cutting?'' ''When should a child use an adult-like grasp of the pencil?'' Teachers will appreciate the practical, real-world knowledge Isbell offers, and children will love the playful, absorbing activities!
 

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Contents

What Are Fine Motor Skills and Why Are They
1
Getting Started The Importance of
21
Fine Motor Activities for ThreeYearOlds
42
Floor Drawing
55
HideandSeek Playdough
68
Squirt Game
81
Wall Washing
94
Yarn Shapes
96
Mirror Mirror on the Wall
152
Sidewalk Shadows
158
Making a Collage
172
Making Tracks
186
Water Droppers
200
Sandpaper Writing
214
Paper Dolls
222
Nature Prints
237

Crayon Rubbings
112
Seed Art
126
Making a Wreath
139
Glossary
253
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Christy Isbell, Ph.D., is the Program Director and Associate Professor for the Occupational Therapy Program at Milligan College in Tennessee. She teaches child development, human development, and pediatric therapy courses for the Masters of Occupational Therapy Program. Additionally, Dr. Isbell is Board Certified in Pediatrics and maintains specialty training in sensory integration and neuro-developmental treatment techniques.

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