Beyond the Itsy Bitsy Spider:Posted by: February 5, 2019
Pretend Play and Fine Motor Skill Development
Every day young children practice tasks requiring fine motor development, such as zipping a coat, holding a crayon, or manipulating play dough. All these daily, repetitive activities help build the dexterity and precision required for later tasks such as writing but can potentially be fraught with frustration as children gain competence.In this article, Jackie Wildau and Eileen Hall add a fresh spark to fine motor development by using imaginative play. Using this method, all children are equally capable of success, no matter their level of competence. Find out more.