Do you remember when we actually used to call someone on a cell phone? Ah, those primitive years! Then texting entered the scene. Our finger muscles and fine motor skills certainly got a workout as we learned this new skill.
Children need to learn how to use and coordinate their finger, hand, and wrist muscles-not for texting-but for reaching, grasping, and more. Check out this "Ten Egg" finger play activity that you can do with your child. These skills will build the foundation your child needs for buttoning buttons, zipping zippers, tying shoes, using scissors, writing and even learning to play the piano or a recorder. Texting will come later.
Ms. Leah grew up in Asheville, NC and was exposed to music at an early age. She played violin and then grew to enjoy participating in high school and church choral and drama programs.