WHAT DEVELOPMENTAL SKILLS SHOULD MY CHILD BE DOING BY 24 MONTHS?

WHAT DEVELOPMENTAL SKILLS SHOULD MY CHILD BE DOING BY 24 MONTHS?   GROSS MOTOR SKILLS *    Stoops to retrieve toy and returns to stand *    Kicks ball *    Jumps down off low surface, jumps forward *    Goes up stairs without a rail placing both feet on each step FINE MOTOR SKILLS *    Imitates horizontal and vertical strokes *    Can match 3 … [Read more…]

Learning to Write Letters

When children are learning to write their alphabet letters, it is beneficial to incorporate different ways for them to practice forming the letters. Different textures or messy play activities are a great way to engage children in this activity by having them try some of the following to form letters: Use their finger in a … [Read more…]

Buttoning 1-2-3!!

How many buttons can you count on the clothes you or your kids are wearing today? Buttons are everywhere! On raincoats, rain boots, sweaters, dresses, shirts, and pants. Starting at the age of: ___2.5 years old, it is age appropriate for kids to unbutton 1 large button independently. ___3 years old, developmentally, a child should … [Read more…]