Fun games to develop the fine motor skills rising-fives need for early school success. Fine motor skills are a stepping-stone for school readiness, and "Everyday Play" gives you the tools you need to make developing those skills easy and fun! Organized by age for easy reference, the dozens of creative activities in "Everyday Play" are inexpensive, require few or no materials, and are easy to do. Best of all, they give you and your child great ways to have fun while laying the foundation for important fine motor skills that your child needs for school. Activities include: No-Mess Finger Painting; Marble Painting; Racing Tracks Squeezy Water Play; Graph Paper Art; and, Water Droppers. Holding a pencil, drawing a line, zipping-up a coat, Everyday Play helps your child accomplish all these milestones and more. With a chapter of FAQs from parents, developmental guidelines, and easy strategies for teaching, this is the book you need to ensure your child is ready for school.
Dr. Christy Isbell teaches child development, human development, and pediatric therapy courses for a Masters of Occupational Therapy Program. She practices occupational therapy in early intervention, child care, and school settings.