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5 Tips to Help Kids Learn to Hold Their Pencil Correctly

One essential skill necessary for preschoolers is holding a pencil correctly when handwriting. A lot of children enter first grade and still hold their pencils in their fists. This is fine for toddlers just learning to color, but preschoolers and kindergartners that don't have fine motor skills delays should know hold to hold their pencil correctly —…
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What is Stimming?

The word "stimming" refers to self-stimulatory behavior. Some people call it "stereotypic" behavior. In people with autism, stimming typically refers to certain behaviors like: Twirling your hair around your fingers Biting your fingernails Jiggling your foot Drumming your fingers Tapping your pencil Whistling Cracking your joints or knuckles Autistic children (and adults) may: Rock back and forth Flick…
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Benefits of Music for Children with Developmental Delays

Music offers a lot of benefits for children with special needs. According to the American Music Therapy Association, music therapy is effective in numerous areas like: Facilitating movement Providing overall physical rehabilitation Providing emotional support Increasing motivation to engage in treatment Providing an outlet to express feelings Below are some benefits of music therapy for children with sensory…
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