Theme: All Keyed Up
Exploring and playing instruments is an opportunity for strengthening fine motor skills. For instance, playing the woodblock requires that your child hold a mallet with a pincer grip and holding the guiro in one hand while striking the woodblock with the other. The skills being developed will benefit writing and sports as well as the study of a musical instrument. Encouraging the children to use both hands when playing also strengthens both dominant and non-dominant hands.