99 Fine Motor Ideas for Ages 1 to 5
Written by a group of mothers, this book provides a family friendly set of fine motor activities that can be performed within homes without much preparation. Simple variations and tips are also included to make the activities even more practical and accessible for children.
Call#: WE 103 .F4934m 2014
A Year of Mini-Moves for the In-Sync Child
This book Includes 52 weekly schedules to easily incorporate quick movement activities into a child’s day.
Call#: GV 183 .N551 2022
Amazing Babies Moving
Described as, “the book every parent needs”, Certified Movement Specialist Beverly Stokes guides readers through the meaningful movements of infancy while providing photographic simulations for adults to create a better understanding of what these positions and growing milestones are.
Call#: WS 103 .S76am 2009
Basics of fine motor skills : developmental activities for kids
In this book, readers will learn all of the basics of fine motor development and get age appropriate fine motor activity suggestions for kids of all ages, including which skills are important for fine motor development, plus what fine motor development looks like in children at all age levels.
Call#: BF 723 .M6 G868 2017
Developing motor and social skills : activities for children with autism spectrum disorder
This book focuses on motor and social skills development for young children with autism spectrum disorder.
Early Detection and Early Intervention in Developmental Motor Disorders
This book aims to provide a comprehensive overview of assessments and interventions applied in young children with, or at high risk for, developmental motor disorders.
Encouraging Physical Activity in Infants
Early motor development creates the foundation that children need to grow and flourish. Beginning with the developmental motor milestones of early infancy, this book provides an informative description of what parents and child care providers should expect from children.
Call#: GV 443 .S194inf 2015
Helping Children to Improve Their Gross Motor Skills: The Stepping Stones Curriculum
This book is intended for physical therapists helping children aged 5-18. It includes activities to help movement and increase gross motor skill ability. It provides detailed descriptions of how gross motor tasks can be accomplished through incremental stages, culminating in the achievement of the specific task.
Call#: GV 443 .W5821 2017
Intervention for toddlers with gross and fine motor delays : practical strategies
This manual addresses gross and fine motor skills, and activities of daily living for toddlers between the ages of 0-3 years old.
Call#: WS 340 .K1439gfm 2017
Videos and Media
Teaches parents techniques for interactive play, exercise, and massage to do with babies based on massage therapy, karaoke singalongs, games, and exercise routines.
Call#: WB 537 .B115s 2004
Yoga for Children With Developmental Challenges
Registered yoga teacher and special education teacher Mary Flynn presents a five-part educational video designed to introduce the benefits of yoga to children with developmental challenges, including autism.
Call#: WB 890 .F6791 2011
APTA is a national individual membership professional organization seeking to advance physical therapy practice, education, research, and awareness.
Adapting Physical Activities to Promote Overall Health and Development: Suggestions for Interventionists and Families
In this scholarly article, the authors provide a list of activity suggestions that can be used by early educators and families to promote early learning goals for young children.
Illinois Early Learning Project (2012)
Article describes the expected gross motor development for children birth to thirty-six months including indicators of success and strategies for developing skills.
Illinois Early Learning Project (2012)
Article describes the expected fine motor development for children birth to thirty-six months including indicators of success and strategies for developing skills.
The article focuses on tackling the effects of music on infants. It can be witnessed in form of lullabies which puts them to sleep. Tunes can be incorporated in routine playtime, lunchtime and bedtime. It can be combined with massaging or stroking to calm them. Children’s gross motor skills can be improved by dancing and playing to music. It also strengthens their fine motor skills like coordination and dexterity.
Illinois Early Learning Project (2019)
This tip sheet provides ideas for movement activities that young children can do with their families.