Let’s Make It! with our Hands

Let’s Make It! with our Hands

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:

There are many activities that help children develop fine motor control. For ideas, read:

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 library@decoda.ca.

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