Developing Fine and Gross Motor Skills: Birth to Three
by Donna Staisiunas Hurley (Author)
Here is an exciting new home exercise program for children ages birth to 3 years, containing dozens of beautifully illustrated, reproducible handouts for parents, as well as for therapists and healthcare and childcare workers. Each interval of 3 or 6 months in the child’s development is divided into a fine- and gross-Motor section. In each section several exercise sheets guide parents or other caregivers in ways to develop specific Motor Skills typical of that age level. Here is a sample section.
· Paperback: 157 pages
· Publisher: Pro Ed; 1 edition (June 30, 2000)
· Language: English
· ISBN-10: 0890799431
· ISBN-13: 978-0890799437
· Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 10.8 inches
· Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
· Customer Reviews: 5.0 out of 5 stars2 customer ratings
5.0 out of 5 stars Developing Fine and Gross Motor Skills (Birth to three)
Reviewed in the United States on February 22, 2001
This book is an excellent resource for occupational and physical therapists who are looking for ideas and reproducible handouts to give to parents or caregivers that are easy to understand. It breaks down each fine motor/gross motor developmental skill into four sections: "Desired movement, How does this movement help your child, How to incorporate this movement into your daily routine, and What to expect next." These milestones also have drawings to further explain and break down how each skill is achieved. I highly recommend this book for therapists who want to give parents or caregivers educational handouts that are simple, helpful and informative.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best book for developmental skills
Reviewed in the United States on July 7, 2013
Absolutely love this book! I had been borrowing a friends for the longest time and finally decided to get my own. It's a little over-priced in my opinion but I use it constantly. Basically every developmental assessment/evaluation I do I'll use items from this book to educate my parents. I love the pictures and really love that it explains what and why we are doing a task and gives examples on how to incorporate them throughout the day.
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