I think we can all agree that our youngest students need to spend more time playing and developing their fine and gross motor skills and building a strong foundation for academics. But where do we even start?
We posted last summer about the importance of motor development. Here are a few resources and previous blog posts you might want to explore or encourage parents to explore so they can continue to support their child’s development both inside and outside the classroom:
Past Blog Posts:
- What is it all about? https://sis4teachers.org/2013/04/finger-fuantics/
- Hosting a Parent’s Night: https://sis4teachers.org/2013/11/finger-funatics-parent-night/
- Developing the home/school connections with an evening of interaction between kids and parents. https://sis4teachers.org/2013/05/finger-funatics-night/
Motor Moms and Dads
The Motor Moms and Dads Program is a program used by over 400 elementary schools and preschools across Michigan and the United States to help young children ages 3-7 gain the motor skills necessary for academic success.