This activity encourages eye-hand coordination, which is the ability of the brain to coordinate information from the eyes with the precise movements of the hand. This is necessary for catching a ball or copying a design from a chalkboard.
Children will love painting with cool and unusual tools in this art activity while fostering the development of their fine-motor skills.
Participation in activities like this one gives children and opportunity to grow in their ability to persist in and complete a variety of tasks, activities, projects and experiences.
Children learn how to engage and persist in everyday activities.
During this activity, children have to demonstrate a growing capacity to maintain concentration over time on a task despite distraction and interactions.
“Loon Necklaces” told by Annie K. Alexie from Kwethluk
This high-energy activity combines large-muscle development with children’s ability to hear and discriminate syllables in words.
This activity promotes children’s initiative and curiosity. They also gain practice in approaching a task with increased flexibility, imagination, and inventiveness.
It will be difficult for children of this age to fully grasp emotional concepts, especially complex emotions. Therefore, stick to basic emotions such as happy, sad, angry, and hurt.
This activity encourages children to cross midline, a skill needed throughout life.