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A Tasty Lesson in Self-Help

Kindergarten teachers consistently rate self-help skills as an essential foundation for school readiness. Self-help skills refer to the ability to independently take care of everyday tasks, such as getting dressed, eating and drinking, brushing teeth, and retrieving toys and materials for play. These skills require attention, self-control, and fine motor control and are usually learned […]

Get a Grip: Improve Your Child’s Pencil Grasp

Did you know a child’s ability to hold a pencil starts to develop as early as one-and-a-half?  Children generally start with a fist grip and move through aprogression of different grips as their skills refine, ideally settling on the tripod, or pincer, grip.  A proper grip aids the exploration of shapes and letters and supports the habit of drawing, which is […]