Little Bodies Need to Move! Even When You’re Stuck Inside

Little Bodies Need to Move! Even When You’re Stuck Inside

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.

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Fine Motor Activities to Keep Them Busy

Fine Motor Activities to Keep Them Busy

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!

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Very Loving

When I first brought my children to Kidz Ink, Smyrna, I loved how warm Ms. Amy made me and my baby feel. The one year old room is very loving and you can tell they take special care of the babies.

Andrews Family-Kidz Ink V

Genuine, Caring, and Positive Teachers

“During our short tenure with Kidz Ink, we have truly enjoyed the genuine, caring, and positive teachers. Connor gets excited to “go to school” and see Ms. Stephanie and Ms. Destiny. We have both been fortunate to attend the Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebrations. Which were both fun to attend as our 1sts and receive our cute gifts. Connor, mommy, and daddy look forward to move fun experiences, cool crafts, and awesome pictures as we continue our journey.”


-Sinclair family, Kidz Ink III

Positive Staff

“We have had positive experiences with interacting and conferencing with Leraya’s teachers. All of the staff is helpful.”


-Cruiser Family, Kidz Ink V

Raising a Gentleman

“Last year I switched jobs, which meant my hours changed. Unfortunately, that led me to change daycares. Before Kidz Ink, my son Brandon had been in a home daycare since he was 3 months old. I was nervous and scared about how he would adapt to the center and the other children. Much to my surprise he has opened up and developed more of a personality and I couldn’t be happier. When it was time to put D’Keir in daycare, it was an easy decision. I love how I can drop them off and have a peace of mind until I return to pick them up.

I picked up Brandon a couple of weeks ago and there was a note taped to his cubby from his teacher. The kids were outside and came in for a drink of water, Brandon was in the front of the line. He stepped out of the line and got in the back of the line. When Mrs. Jill asked him why he got in the back of the line he stated “because ladies go first and I’m a boy!”. She expressed how good of a job I was doing raising a gentleman. I think the mannerisms and lessons he learns at the center play a part in that as well.

Thank you Kidz Ink and keep up the good work!”

Murray family – Kidz Ink V