The large and small muscles of the hands and forearms require good strength, stability and mobility. These work together for good finger dexterity needed when using writing tools such as chalk, pencils and crayons.
Helpful Hands blogs
Indoor play building a blanket fort. Little M loves the thrill off building a fort and then snuggling up inside with her soft toys. She enters a world of imagination and comfort often reading to her [...]
Little M and Big Y were recently invited to a Lego party. I was secretly looking forward to it more than they were. From my previous Lego post you will remember that Lego is one [...]
The traditional slate chalkboard makes me think immediately of Little House on the Prairie and the original method of teaching letter and number and number formation. In our age of technology; schools have invested in white boards and tablets in the [...]
With this activity you need swings... Add a couple of kids who have used the words 'I'm Bored' ... Fill up a spray bottle ... One child swings ... The other child aims at swinging feet and [...]
I think Lego is the most genius thing ever invented for children. I have memories of spending hours building with Lego. I couldn’t wait to get Big Y his first bucket of Lego and in [...]