Give Yourself a Hand...with Fine Motor Skills

Rives Barksdale
Rising Junior Kindergartners and Rising Kindergartners
June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Bring a healthy snack and filled water bottle from home each day.
Hands-on fun is what this camp is all about! Through the use of a variety of action-packed, center-based activities, students will be able to develop and strengthen their fine motor skills. Pencil grips, Play-Doh, sewing cards, tweezers and clothespin games are just a few of the activities students will experience. Handwriting and scissor “etiquette” are important skills that will also be addressed. This camp is the perfect school readiness opportunity for students entering Junior Kindergarten or Kindergarten who want to “give themselves a hand” at improving their fine motor skills.
Rives Barksdale has been teaching for 26 years. She has spent much of that time working with students in Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten classrooms. She understands the importance of developing fine motors skills in the early years, and believes that strong fine motor skills will strengthen a child’s academic performance. Rives is a Junior Kindergarten teacher at Collegiate and has been here since the program’s inception in 2015.
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