Let’s Make It! with our Hands
Date posted: January 25, 2019
This year’s Family Literacy Week theme is Let’s Make It!, emphasizing the power of learning by doing. Many types of making involve using your hands.
For young children, there are milestones in the development of fine motor control and what they can do with their hands depends on their stage of development. Here is a handy series of articles from the American Academy of Pediatrics describing hand and finger skills that children develop over the years:
- Hand and Finger Skills: 1 Year Olds
- Hand and Finger Skills: 2 Year Olds
- Hand and Finger Skills of Your Preschooler
There are many activities that help children develop fine motor control. For ideas, read:
- 10 Activities to Help Build Fine Motor Skills
- Activities and Tips for Fine Motor Skills
- Fine Motor Activities That Develop Pre-writing Skills
- Fine Motor Skills
- Help Your Child Build Fine Motor Skills
- Promote Fine Motor Skills with 30 Materials & Activities
What do wrist ribbons, a doorbell house, lacing cards, a touch and find game, and a book of finger rhymes have in common? They’re all parts in a new Hands Family Literacy Kit that you can borrow from the Decoda library. To borrow this kit, email email@example.com.