Being stuck inside more during the cold winter … really this whole pandemic … you might be seeing more unpleasant behaviors from your little one. Little bodies need to move. It’s more than just a need to release all of that energy (which is a huge factor on its own), but their gross motor development is blossoming and needing to shine. They also have a need for gross motor sensory input during this stage. In other words, their bodies are telling them “go, go, go!!” and if they don’t have those needs met, you are more likely to see less than optimal behaviors more frequently.Continue Reading
Fine Motor Activities to Keep Them Busy
You are a busy parent with a never-ending to-do list. You need to make dinner, respond to emails, the list goes on – but your little one is full of energy and into everything. You just need a little bit of time where they are safely entertained so you can complete those tasks, but you don’t always want screens to be the answer. Sound familiar?
Here is a list of ideas for easy activities that will suit a range of ages, and keep them busy. Bonus – they all support fine motor development, too!Continue Reading