Paper Umbrellas – Fine Motor Skills for Children, Cutting & Folding

This week in our first grade curriculum, the children are learning the letter U, long U and short U sounds, the number 20, sign language alphabet and numbers, and about the sense of hearing. Our theme is Music and Sounds, Listening and they will be working on so many fun activities to celebrate harmony. Here …

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Pretty Little Heart Chains – Paper Cutting as a Lesson for Young Children

One of the old lessons we’ve lost in our modern day Kindergarten and First Grade classrooms is paper cutting. Cutting scenes and decorations out of paper was a daily activity in most early childhood education programs as a way to strengthen fine motor skills, utilize creative thinking and as an art form based on the …

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