Growing up activities for preschoolers

Come and have fun with picture books for toddlers, preschool, kindergarten and adaptable for first grade. Visit a subject to find recommended children’growing up activities for preschoolers literature tied to activities that include easy instructions and a list of materials needed. You will find lesson plans, crafts, printable activities, and related resources.

Age recommendations are indicated next to the title, but many books may be used earlier or later based on your own judgment. Can I Have a Stegosaurus Mom? As many of you know  I’m Canadian, not Mexican. One of our Mexican viewers wrote to us with some information about Mexican customs and holidays. Click here to read what Guadalupe had to say.

Click here to learn more about the origins of Cinco de Mayo. Mexico themes” in our household is the food! Play dough is a fun and easy material to use with preschoolers for play, learning, and development! As an occupational therapist, play dough is one of my go-to resources I use pretty much every day with kids who have a variety of needs. And as a mom, play dough has become a consistent part of my 4-year-old and 2-year-old’s rotation of playtime activities. It is so easy to use with kids of different ages, requires minimal setup and cleanup, and is sure to keep my kids occupied for a bit while also providing benefits to their development. There are several developmental benefits to playing with play dough including sensory exploration and, of course, using and developing fine motor skills!

Shoulder and arm strengthening: Pushing, smashing, rolling, and pulling apart play dough all contribute to the shoulder and arm strength that supports the development of hand skills needed for the Kindergarten years and beyond. More info and ideas related to shoulder strength and its relation to fine motor development HERE. Pincer grasp: Pinching with thumb and index finger. More info and ideas about pincer grasp HERE. More info and ideas about finger isolation HERE.

More info and ideas about thumb opposition HERE. Tripod grasp: Holding and controlling a tool such as a toothpick with the thumb and index finger while stabilizing it on the knuckle of the middle finger. Hand-eye coordination: Coordinating hand movements based on what the eyes are seeing. More info and ideas about hand-eye coordination HERE.