At school we are taught about our five senses, but there are many more than that. Some children have difficulty interpreting information from their senses and this affects their learning, development and behaviour. There is some argument about the exact number of senses, but tenseems to be reasonable to describe the most important senses, as it includes the five well known ones of vision, hearing, smell, taste, and touch.
Fine motor skills are important for success at home, preschool and school. Fine motor skills refer to the ability to do purposeful and coordinated actions using controlled movements of the small muscles in the fingers and hands. The movements also need to coordinate with the eyes, for eye hand coordination and the larger muscles of the arms and body for stability. Children develop fine motor skills over time as they practice using their hands to do tasks and activities.
It’s now the end of the first week of school for 2018 and your five year old has commenced their schooling journey. This means they should be ready for more formal teaching of literacy. Read on for some of the skills needed for learning literacy.
For some students, going to high school can be a big change from primary school, particularly with the structure of how the school day will run. Therefore, it is important that your student is well prepared for what to expect from high school if they are just entering, if they are changing schools or even if it’s just the start of a new school year.
Talking Matters also offers workshops and professional development sessions to assist educators and families in developing their skills in assisting children. Sessions are planned and run at the Talking Matters office during the year. Training sessions and workshops are also possible at your site so please contact us if you would like to discuss this option.
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