Frequently Asked Questions
NO! Fine Motor Boot Camp can be used with any age level. Fine Motor Boot Camp uses "real life" objects such as clothes-pins, paper-clips, buttons, containers, hole punchers, spatulas, etc. in each of the activities. These materials can be used with older children, and even adults, requiring help with basic skills, without the activities seeming too juvenile.
NO! Fine Motor Boot Camp has been child tested and parent/ teacher approved! In our pilot classrooms, the program has primarily been implemented by teachers, parents, paraprofessionals and volunteers. We created this user-friendly program so that anyone can support building children’s fine motor, language and cognitive skills.
However, if you are a therapist, this program will make your planning and prep a whole lot easier!
Guess what? Fine Motor Boot Camp covers over 30 Pre-K and Kindergarten Common Core Standards. Our activities were designed to cover more than just fine motor and language goals. We cover math, literacy, social skills, problem solving and many more.
In addition, each activity takes only 5-15 minutes to complete. They can be easily implemented during a small group, circle time, a center, one on one, indoor recess, down time for quick finishers and even as homework.
There is no “wrong way” to implement the program. As long as you are talking about the activity and letting the child manipulate the materials, they are gaining fine motor and language exposure. Don’t worry, have fun and let your and the child’s creativity run wild. We love new ideas we didn’t think of so let us know.
NO. We have done all the set up for you! All it takes is opening a clear envelope that already contains the activity items and directions. Remember, the child should be opening and setting up all materials!!! This is all part of the learning process for the student.
No. You can make your own schedule and use and adapt the program to best fit your needs. The schedule we provide is just a framework.
All of the items in Fine Motor Boot Camp are readily available at a local dollar store or office supply store. If you can’t find it, we will! Just email us.
We are always available by email. We will get back to you within 24 hours.
Handwriting is important. However, children must have specific fine motor strength and coordination before they can begin the complex skill of handwriting. Fine Motor Boot Camp works on developing the necessary visual, spatial, perceptual and motor skills needed for pre-writing/writing activities.
Not yet. However, our program was developed around the most up to date research on play, language and fine motor development. After 12 weeks of intervention in our pilot classrooms, children showed gains in both vocabulary and fine motor strength/ hand dominance.