As a teacher, I just want to encourage you...in the midst of the bliss of summer...to throw in a little prep work for the upcoming school year...in a fun way, of course! If your child is headed to Kindergarten, or even to Transitional Kindergarten, there are some creative ways to get your child ready for what's ahead.
Learning to hold scissors properly and practice cutting will be beneficial. Buy Fiskars scissors. They are the best. Believe it or not, cutting playdoh is a good way to start and adds a little textured multisensory approach. You might want to have a little conversation on what is appropriate to cut and what is not, whether you venture "out of the box" or not.
Have fun with sidewalk chalk! It's art....It's outside....It's great development!!
So get those fingers moving and developing!! You'll be glad you did...and enjoy the process!!