How do I help my daughter develop fine motor skills?
Q. I recently read an article about the importance of fine motor skills and how many children entering kindergarten are lacking these skills. Why are these skills so important? What can I do to help my preschooler develop strong fine motor abilities over the next couple of years?
A. It is true that fine motor skills are important for young children to develop to prepare for school. There was a recent article circulating online which featured an elementary school in Denver that reported only ...
The toddler imitation game
The other morning, my soon-to-be 2-year-old son slung my purse over his shoulder grabbed my car keys and said, "bye, bye" while waving his hands.
"Where you going?" I asked playfully.
"Bye, bye," he responded walking down the hallway.
Of course, he picked up this behavior from watching me act out the same routine countless times. He plays this imitation game often by mimicking my husband and I on the telephone or pushing a broom across the floor. It is super duper adorable to see ...