Archive for the 'Fine Motor Skills' Category

National Handwriting Day!

National Handwriting Day is celebrated on January 23, 2015. This day was chosen because it is John Hancock’s Birthday. He was the first person to provide his signature on the Declaration of Independence. Handwriting is important, as finger movements activate large regions of the brain involved in thinking, memory, and language. The act of physically gripping a pen or […]

Fine Motor Skills

The Finer Things: The Development of Fine Motor Skills in Children by Jill Loftus, OTR Sometimes as parents and caregivers, we focus so much on our children’s gross motor, speech and social emotional development, we sometimes forget about the finer things – their FINE MOTOR SKILLS. From very early on, the way that babies reach, […]