In the book 99 Fine Motor Ideas for Ages 1-5 these 10 talented moms come together to share the most successful, creative, and inspiring invitations to play that they set up for their own kids to get those little hands working!
Meet the Authors of 99 Fine Motor Ideas
Laura Marschel – Lalymom
Laura is a Chicago stay-at-home mom of two sweet redheads: a son born in 2012 and a daughter born in 2010, who are about as different from each other as can be. She keeps her kids happy and learning by creating a mix of activities ranging from quiet crafts and art projects to energy burners.
Visit Laura’s Blog at: www.lalymom.com
Nicolette Roux – Powerful Mothering
Nicolette is a stay-at-home mom of four kids, five years old and younger. You will often find her on the floor at kid level, learning through play. Easy and taste safe activities and crafts are the most popular with her little ones and she shares many of these on her blog. Nicolette is also the author of the ebook Rice Play.
Visit Nicolette’s Blog at: www.powerfulmothering.com
Blayne Burke – House of Burke
A stay-at-home mom and blogger at House of Burke, Blayne Burke has two sons: a wild ginger haired toddler, Kingston, and a squishy newborn, Bentley. Her blog focuses on crafts and activities for babies and toddlers as she prepares to homeschool her children in the future. Together as a family they love exploring and learning about the world around them!
Visit Blayne’s Blog at: www.houseofburke.blogspot.com
Georgina Bomer – Craftulate
Georgina writes the blog Craftulate, which features a wide range of art, crafts, and activities for young children. She loves creating engaging and educational activities for her son and watching him learn and develop. Georgina is the author of the ebook Art, Craft and Cooking with Toddlers.
Visit Georgina’s Blog at: www.craftulate.com
Devany LeDrew – Still Playing School
Devany LeDrew from Still Playing School is a former kindergarten teacher turned write-at-home-mom of four year old E, baby girl Violet (who only lived 2.5 days in 2011), and one year old D. She creates play based learning invitations for E & D as she combines her background in Early Childhood Education and Educational Psychology with her passion for homeschooling. She also writes about grief, how they remember Violet, and how meeting and losing her has changed them all forever.
Visit Devany’s Blog at: www.stillplayingschool.com
Sarah McClelland – Little Bins For Little Hands
Sarah is a stay-at-home mom to a super energetic five year old boy. She enjoys using hands-on sensory play to encourage, engage, and create joy in learning for her son. All her activities are put together using simple, everyday items that can be reused in so many fun ways. Of course, she is passionate about building strong fine motor skills too!
Visit Sarah’s Blog at: www.littlebinsforlittlehands.com
Kristina Couturier – School Time Snippets
Desiring to instill a love of learning in her children, Kristina is now a homeschooling mother to three children- ages seven, three, and one. Along with being a wife and mother, she shares her homeschool journey and learning activities on her blog. School Time Snippets first came about to share their journey with distant family members, but Kristina hopes it is now a place to come for inspiration for your child’s learning and crafting activities.
Visit Kristina’s Blog at: www.schooltimesnippets.com
Dyan Robson – And Next Comes L
Married to her high school sweetheart, Dyan is a stay at home mom to two boys, J (age five) and K (age three), who lives in Canada and teaches piano out of her home. She enjoys crafting, cooking, reading, playing video games and board games, and sewing. Dyan can be found blogging about quiet books, light table activities, sensory play ideas, and music activities for kids, as well as an occasional piano teaching post or DIY project.
Visit Dyan’s Blog at: www.andnextcomesL.com
Samantha Soper-Caetano – Stir the Wonder
Samantha is a stay-at-home mom and blogger. After many years working in the early childhood field, she is now focusing her attention on her own active preschooler. On her blog she writes about her adventurous days with her son, filled with exploration, play, and wonder. She loves thinking of creative ways to engage her son in early learning, including fine motor activities, sensory play, nature exploration, science experiments, and crafts.
Visit Samantha’s Blog at: www.stirthewonder.com
Emma Craig – P is for Preschooler
Emma is a stay-at-home mom to a five year old daughter. She blogs about fun activities for toddlers and preschoolers – keeping them busy and learning!
Visit Emma’s Blog at: www.pisforpreschooler.com