Fun activities to develop the fine motor skills preschoolers need for school success!

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Two new publications from Gryphon House, Inc., provide parents and teachers of children ages 3 to 5 with the tools and information they need to make developing fine motor skills easy and fun!

Fine motor skills are a stepping-stone for school readiness and future learning. Everyday Play and Mighty Fine Motor Fun, two new publications from Gryphon House, Inc., provide teachers and parents of children ages 3 to 5 with the tools and information they need to make developing those skills easy and fun!

Organized by age for easy reference, the dozens of activities in Everyday Play are inexpensive, requiring few or no materials or props, and are easy to do. These activities allow parents and children to have fun while laying the foundation for the fine motor skills that every child needs to be successful in school.

Children will love the playful, absorbing activities in Mighty Fine Motor Fun and teachers will appreciate the practical, real-world knowledge author and occupational therapist Christy Isbell offers. The activities are perfect for both large and small groups and are easy to integrate into any curriculum.

With a chapter of frequently asked questions from real parents and preschool teachers, developmental guidelines, and easy strategies for teaching children important skills, Everyday Play and Mighty Fine Motor Fun are the books parents and preschool teachers need to ensure children are ready for school.

Christy Isbell, Ph.D., is a pediatric occupational therapist who has extensive experience in the evaluation and treatment of young children with fine motor delays. She is an Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy and teaches Child Development course and Pediatric Occupational Therapy courses. She co-authored The Complete Learning Spaces Book for Infants and Toddlers, The Inclusive Learning Center Book, and the award-winning Sensory Integration: A Guide for Preschool Teachers. Christy lives in Johnson City, Tennessee with her husband and two daughters.

Everyday Play (ISBN 978-0-87659-125-3) by Christy Isbell, 132 pages, $12.95 and Mighty Fine Motor Fun (ISBN 978-0-87659-079-9) by Christy Isbell, 140 pages, $14.95. Available May 2010. For more information on this title, to discuss an article by the authors for your publication, or to schedule an interview with the authors, please contact Jennifer Lewis, Publicist, at [email protected] or 800.638.0928.

Gryphon House is an award-winning publisher of resource books for parents and teachers of children from birth through age eight. Developmentally appropriate and easy-to-use, Gryphon House books provide parents and teachers with the tools they need to bring the joy of learning to young children. Visit for more information.


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