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Spring is one of my favorite times of the year.  The warmer weather means we can be outside for hours on end and enjoy all the flowers blooming and trees. I wanted to share some of my favorite ideas for fine motor spring activities for toddlers.  Fine Motor Spring Activities for Toddlers For this post, […]

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Toddlers are naturally drawn to movement and music. Today I am sharing some of my favorite toddler songs with actions.  The Best Toddler Songs with Actions I'm linking to a YouTube video of each song so you can hear them. I also created a YouTube Playlist so you can find them easily in one spot. […]

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When it comes to introducing handwriting, there are some things that you don't want to miss or skip before expecting a child to write. I want to take a look at 5 mistakes to avoid when introducing handwriting skills in today's post. 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Introducing Handwriting to Kids Let's take a look […]

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Today we are going to take a look at a common grasp that emerges as a baby begins to grasp objects with their hands. Have you ever wondered what is a pincer grasp and why does it matter? If so, I have all the answers for you in this post. Pincer Grasp Definition The pincer […]

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Next to pencil grasp, poor letter formation concerns are probably one of the most common questions I get from readers. Letter formation can affect legibility and writing speed. If you have a child or student struggling with poor letter formations, it is important to address. Let’s take a look at how to fix poor letter […]

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When your child writes, do their letters and words get squished together? Do they seem to struggle with keeping the appropriate spacing between their words or letters? Are you constantly reminding them to space appropriately? Spacing issues often affect handwriting legibility, so it an important struggle to address. Today we are going to look at […]

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You may think of handwriting as the act of picking up a pencil and writing on paper. And while that is true, handwriting is much more than just using a pencil to write. A child's introduction to handwriting mechanics is dependent on important skills you might not think are related. Let's take a look at […]

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You may think of handwriting as the act of picking up a pencil and writing on paper. And while that is true, handwriting is much more than just using a pencil to write. A child's introduction to handwriting is dependent on important skills you might not think are related. Let's take a look at the […]

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Have you been searching for heavy work ideas but are struggling to find something that will work for your classroom or school environment? Today I have you covered with heavy work activities for school. What is Heavy Work? Heavy work is a term coined to describe any type of activity that activates proprioceptive receptors. Proprioception […]

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A few weeks ago I shared in my weekly email newsletter that we were starting our homeschool year. Some of you asked me to share what we are using for our homeschool curriculum and what our routine looks like.  This is what we are doing so far for our preschool and kindergarten homeschool routine and […]

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