4 - 5 years old
Educational activities are carried out in English - Lithuanian / Russian in the group.
Based on the acquired learning experience (understanding, knowledge, skills, attitudes), young inquirers are educated. At this stage we come up with an important task- to stimulate the need for children to be active, to acquire cognitive experiences through research and experimentation, to try different activities and cognitive approaches.
At 4-5 years, new possibilities are opened to develop fine muscles of the hands, fingers and wrist. They already have the ability to make constructions from smaller parts that require greater diligence, accuracy of movements, eye accuracy, appropriate thinking and imagination. The children of this age are able to produce more sophisticated works of art, they construct, stick, cut, and glue.
School workload requires not only mental and emotional, but also physical effort. Therefore, underdeveloped small muscles, the sensory system, the perception of space and direction can be an obstacle to successful learning, writing and doing arts and crafts. Thus, the development of fine motor skills for kindergarten and pre-school children is an important component of physical aging for school.
What is the movement system?
The movement system consists of general and minor movements. The general movements include the movements of the whole body or upper and lower extremities (locomotor actions - walking, running, jumping, etc.).
Minor movements involve small body muscles (fingers, wrist, coordinated eye and arm movements, eye movements).
Forms of education
- Fun exercises and games improving the range of motion;
- Reaction Speed developing games and activities;
- Manipulative movements;
- Finger strengthening exercises;
- Hands strengthening basic movements, exercises and games;
- Throwing and catching;
- Crawling, creeping, climbing;
- Hand, wrist and fingers movement coordination;
- Hand relaxation exercises;
- Sensory development;
Such kind of exercises and activities gradually and systematically foster children’s fine motor skills and academic maturity.