Children have been in and out of schools and daycare a lot in the past year and with sports teams and other extracurriculars being cancelled parents have taken on more formal ‘teaching’ role recently, more so than in the past. In the spirit of helping with learning at home we thought we would support parents with some specific information on child development.
A lot of the activities we do at Wee Watch are focused on the specific development of gross and fine motor skills in children. Gross motor skills involves the development of large muscles in the arms, legs and torso that allow us to make big movements, like walking, skipping or throwing. Fine motor skills are the ability to make movements with our small muscles in the hand and wrist to do things like writing, cutting or doing up buttons. The development of these skills comes naturally, but here’s the best part – play is one of the best ways to develop both!
Our newsletter this month provides additional information on the development of fine and gross motor skills as well as some great activities and recipes that help promote their development. Have fun while trying out some of our ideas!