Perfect for morning tubs, early finishers, centers, or busy boxes, this set includes 58 pattern blocks puzzle cards. It also includes an activity label and instruction card designed to fit on a standard-sized pencil box. With the addition of pattern blocks, students will be able to strengthen their fine motor and spatial reasoning skills while working on these engaging puzzles. All cards are included in color as well as in black and white.
These Fine Motor Skills Task Boxes are part of a bundle.
**These task cards are taken from my other Fine Motor Skills Task Boxes. If you have already purchased those activities, do not purchase these. This set is for teachers who wish to only purchase the pattern blocks activities from all of the fine motor sets.**
Why practice fine motor skills?
Research shows that well-developed fine motor skills in young children are a predictor of academic success. It makes sense that children with dexterity and hand strength would be more successful in a classroom that requires writing and drawing, but researchers have found that the connection goes beyond that. Through a series of studies using longitudinal data that tracked students from kindergarten through eighth grade, researchers determined that strong fine motor skills in the early years of life help form connections in the brain that lead to greater academic achievement throughout the school years. Unfortunately, advances in technology have led many families away from traditional activities that promote fine motor development. The time that many children spend using computers, tablets, and smart phones is time that they are not spending building, drawing, and manipulating objects in the world around them. Many children are beginning school with a deficit of motor skills, both gross and fine. It is important for schools to give children many opportunities to build those skills.
You may also be interested in my Geoboards Task Cards or Pony Beads Pattern Cards.
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