Crafts so colorful, your child will feel wonderful!

Is it getting too cold to go outside and be active? Is your child’s creative side just oozing to come out? How about staying in, working on arts and crafts, AND working on your child’s development at the same time?

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we’re all itching to get our hands (and teeth!) into some good food, enjoying some good company, and being thankful for our opportunities and successes. Children feel the same way! Here’s a Thanksgiving idea that will not only satisfy their urge to stay active, but also give them something to show off to the family and be proud of on Thanksgiving night. (Click picture to expand)

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Mastering fine motor skills helps toddlers and preschoolers become more independent and teach fundamental lessons in problem solving, communication and how their body works. In fact, manual dexterity is directly tied to cognitive development. The best way to help promote fine motor development is by providing a wide range of materials with which to manipulate and create. Playdough, colorful stickers or glue sticks can be exciting challenges for your little one!

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