Benefits of Playdough

By |2021-11-24T02:34:38-05:00November 23, 2021|Early Childhood Development|

Playdough is one of those inventions that is not only fun to play with, but also helps in your child’s development. Although it is a mess to clean up, playdough has a wide range of developmental, learning, and sensory benefits for children. These are the following benefits your children can get when playing with the playdough:   Develop fine motor skills When children are playing with the playdough, rolling, squishing or poking it, they are building strength in the muscles in their fingers and hands. This will help them in holding a pencil, coloring or manipulating items such as scissors, and [...]

Benefits of Outdoor Play

By |2021-11-17T01:51:04-05:00November 17, 2021|Early Childhood Development|

Playing is an important factor when it comes to early childhood development. Playing outdoors can have benefits for children’s social and emotional development. It can also assist children in developing their ability to share, interact and learn new things. Playing outside have the following benefits: Develop athletic abilities Outdoor play is important as it encourages children to exercise their bodies. Running around in the local park or jumping, they are challenging their bodies, which helps to strengthen their muscles. Having a lot of space outdoors, children can crawl under bushes, and ride bikes. Playing outside also improves a child’s coordination, alertness [...]

Activities that support writing skills

By |2020-05-11T09:01:53-04:00May 11, 2020|Early Childhood Development, Recent|

What are pre-writing skills?: “Pre-writing skills are the lines and strokes kids need to master and know BEFORE learning how to print the alphabet. Each of these lines is developed in a sequence, based on how old the child is.” (Source:Basics of Pre-Writing Activities and Skills for Kids) Importance of pre-writing skills: “Pre-writing practice teaches directionality in writing, encourages fine muscle development and coordination, and also helps students process sensory information critical to the writing process.” (Source:15 Pre-Writing Activities for Preschoolers) Activities that support pre writing skills: Work on vertical surface: Writing on a vertical surface improve pencil grasp. It [...]

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Types of Play for Children

By |2020-05-07T09:13:50-04:00May 7, 2020|Early Childhood Development|

Playing isn't all about toys and games, a child displays different types of play while growing up.  There are 6 main types of play and they are as follows: Unoccupied: Unoccupied play is when the child is not playing, just observing. “He may be engaged in seemingly random movements, with no objective.” (Source:Important Types of Play in Your Child's Development Medically reviewed by Joel Forman, MD) Solitary: This type of play is also called the independent play. “This is when your child plays alone, with little to no reference to what other kids or adults are doing.” (Source: This type of [...]

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