Developing fine motor skills through everyday tasks

A child pressing a tomato onto a pizza

As you watch your toddler grow, you’ll marvel at the developing skills they show every day. One of these essential skills is their fine motor skills, the foundation for tasks as simple as feeding themselves and as complex as writing their first letters. You can help them improve their fine motor skills through everyday tasks, making …

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Don’t overcomplicate invitations to play | 5 ways to keep your child engaged

For a moment it all looked so nice. There was coloured rice and soil, sticks and stones and straw. You bought a beautiful toy wolf and three little pigs. You built charming houses. It was a lovingly-constructed scene. What fun your child would have recreating the story of The Three Little Pigs! Cue the big …

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Closed-ended play: Learn to finish what you start

Open-ended play is good for your child. Everyone knows that, right? That means closed-ended play must be bad. There’s nothing creative about puzzles or Ludo. Closed-ended play is play minus the creativity – and that sounds all wrong. But puzzles and games are good for you. They teach problem-solving, perseverance and the importance of finishing, vital skills …

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