Fine Motor Skills
Teachers say more and more kids are arriving at kindergarten with underdeveloped fine motor skills. Some experts believe the problem could go all the way back to not enough tummy time as infants. But there’s also concern that small children today spend too little time manipulating their environment and too much time swiping screens. Educational apps are great, but fine motor abilities and hand-eye coordination are what actually lay the foundation for academic learning in later years. Quick, get out the play dough and paint!