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Chalk outdoors

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Chalk outdoors

What to do with this activity?

When the weather is good enough, give your child big chalk sticks for the pavement outside - it will wash away later.

Let them enjoy making marks and scribbles - it's all good practice for future writing. 

 

 

 

  • Why am I doing this?

    Learning to move, reach and grasp helps children develop the muscles and skills to scribble and learn to write when they get older. Body awareness and learning to do big movements (like crawling and walking) and small movements like the pincer movement (where you lift up things with your index finger and thumb) are important parts of your child's development. It is part of awakening and developing your brain. For your young child, reaching for objects helps build their coordination and will help them hold crayons later on.

  • How can I do more?

    Have fun with your child dancing to music. This helps their coordination. If your child is moving their arms or body at all they are dancing!

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