A couple days ago, I saw this article on Facebook. It got me thinking about how childhood is so different for kids now than it was when I was growing up. That makes me sound old, but things have changed so much in the past couple of decades. Especially with all the new technology and the ever increasing demands on families. I could go on and on about all the changes I’ve noticed since I started working in the early childhood field ten years ago, but I’ll save that for another time.
The fact that many children enter school without the necessary fine motor skills is alarming. It made me think, what activities am I doing with my daughter to ensure she’s getting those skills? There are so many activities you can do that are fun for children and allow them to work on these skills. We do a lot of drawing with crayons, painting with water colors, play-dough, popping bubble wrap and working on collages. She chooses the pieces she wants and sticks them on the paper. If we are working with stickers, there is the added bonus of pealing which takes some practice. We’ve done many of these collages. this one is the most sparkly. She loves the glitter! We have many more art projects in the works because Flourishing Rose loves art and has been asking to do some sort of art every day lately. I’m all about encouraging her creativity and expression.
What we used:
Plain white paper,
Shiny stars and circles,
Glitter for a final touch.