At Connecting Together Occupational Therapy, we believe in nurturing the unique potential of every child. We are thrilled to introduce our updates resources, the Foundations for Gross Motor Skills and Foundations for Fine Motor skills eBook(s), available now on our website's Resources page. This eBook is a treasure trove of knowledge and practical tips for parents, educators, and caregivers, providing valuable insights into the significance of gross and fine motor skills development in a strengths-based approach.
Gross and fine motor skills are the building blocks of a child's development. These skills work from a bottom up approach and encompass a wide range of movements and abilities, from running and jumping to holding a pencil or cutting with scissors. While they might seem simple, mastering these skills is crucial for a child's physical, cognitive, and social development.
The Foundations for Development eBook(s) delves deep into the importance of gross and fine motor skills, highlighting how they contribute to a child's overall growth and success. We firmly believe that every child possesses unique strengths and abilities, and our eBook is designed to help parents and caregivers identify and nurture these strengths.
Our eBook emphasizes the significance of a strengths-based approach to gross and fine motor skills development. Instead of focusing solely on deficits or challenges, we encourage parents and educators to celebrate and build upon a child's natural strengths. By embracing a strengths-based perspective, we can foster a positive and empowering environment that supports a child's self-esteem and motivation.
The eBook(s) aim to tell you the foundational skills needed to support everyday functioning for our children. Without these skills many areas of development become challenging for our children. These skills are typically developed between ages 2-5 years old, however we find for any child’s age they are a great starting point.
Our Foundations for Development eBook is more than just a resource; it is a roadmap to unlocking your child's potential through gross and fine motor skills development. We invite parents, educators, and caregivers to explore this valuable eBook on our Resources page and embark on a journey of growth, discovery, and celebration of your child's unique abilities.
Visit our website today at www.connecting-together.co.nz/resources to access the Foundations for Development eBook(s) and start your child's journey towards a future of limitless possibilities. Together, we can unleash their true potential and witness the remarkable achievements that lie ahead.
Melissa Walker-Tate (Occupational Therapist).
Connecting Together Ltd.