10 Fun Ways to Use Sidewalk Chalk This Summer!
Why should children write and draw with chalk? Writing and drawing with chalk can help children work on fine motor skills such as developing an appropriate pencil grasp pattern, eye hand coordination, fine motor control, manipulation and increasing hand strength. The use of chalk allows children to develop fine motor skills while also participating in fun activities that target important developmental skills! 1) The Classic Hop Scotch What does this activity work on? Jumping
Summer Outdoor Toy Recommendations
Check out these outdoor toys to use with your kids this summer. They provide hours of fun and help develop both gross and fine motor skills! Click the links under the pictures for more information on each toy. Babies Ball Pit Dinosaur Bubble Machine Water Tummy Time/Play Mat Baby Splash Mat Stacking Cups Little Tikes Grow With Me Swing Toddlers Sand and Water Play Table Water Table Splash Pad Bubble Mower Little Tikes Mini Trampoline Little Tikes Slide Balance Bike Sidewalk C
The Importance of Integrating Primitive Reflexes
Primitive or Infant Reflexes are automatic movements that are essential for the development of head control, muscle tone, sensory integration, and overall growth development of the baby. Primitive reflexes become integrated by the central nervous system during the first few months of life. Integrated means they no longer occur involuntarily. Incomplete integration of primitive reflexes may be a contributing cause of ADD/ADHD, autism, learning challenges, developmental delay,