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By Robin Smith, Excellence Baby Academy

“Rather than sit and color the way they used to do, our kids are part of the burst of technology,” says Linda Cunningham, an occupational therapist working in a Denver elementary school. “It’s amazing to see a kid who can swipe an iPad, but you put a pair of scissors in their hand and they don’t know what to do.”

Please read the attached article “Losing Our Grip” about how more children are entering kindergarten without necessary fine motor skills and simple activities you can incorporate into your daily routine at home (including tummy time and kneading dough) to build the skills critical to prepare your child for school.
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