Fine Motor activities involve a refined use of the small muscles which control the hand, fingers and thumb. Developing these skills enables a child to complete important tasks such as writing and feeding oneself.
Gross Motor activities aim to help a child gain strength and confidence in his/her body. It also assists with physical activity, which is important for a healthy lifestyle. Developing these skills helps a child's ability to do more complex skills in future activities.
Literacy & Numeracy Skills
Reading is of the utmost importance in literacy development. It also promotes bonding and the development of your relationship with your child. Reading with your child is a habit well worth establishing as your child learns that books give both pleasure and information. This habit also assists your child with learning the sounds of letters in spoken language.
Numeracy is a very important part of the early childhood development. It helps your child to develop logical thinking and reasoning strategies in his/her everyday activities. He/she needs numeracy to make sense of numbers, time, patterns and shapes for activities at school and at home. It is the basis of mathematics and arithmetic.
Baking assists in the cognitive development of your child. It encourages children's thinking, problem-solving, and creativity. It also allows children the opportunity to use the knowledge they have and apply it by counting, measuring, following a sequence, following directions, and cause and effect.
Baking with your child provides practical experience with many essential skills such as reading, following directions, and measuring. Getting involved in the actual preparation helps your child to develop fine motor skills, eye hand coordination, and even early concepts of maths and science.
Life Skills & Emotional Intelligence
By assisting your child with life skills, you will be enabling your child to find new ways of thinking and solving problems.
Your child will be assisted in recognising the impact of their actions as well being taught to take responsibility for what they do rather than blame others.
Life skills help build confidence both in spoken skills and in group interaction.
We have included an emotion tracking chart.
This feelings chart is to help your child communicate emotions more effectively. Your child can keep track of how he/she is feeling throughout his/her day and how to move from a negative emotion to a more positive one.