In this week's S.M.A.R.T. Tips for Parents, we take a look at vision activities!
Smooth eye movements are critical for reading, so developing them while children are young is important. The great news is it can be FUN! While working on letters, have your child trace the letter with a car. As they are tracing the letter, their eyes will be following the movement of the car. Check out these links for more ideas!
More Eye Movement Activities!
Bubbles and Spring go together like peanut butter and jelly. Have your child chase the bubbles OR pop them with their nose!
Develop Eye-Hand Coordination!
Grab a paper plate and a plastic fork to make a Badminton racket for a quick game of Balloon Badminton. Developing eye-hand coordination helps with writing.
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Make an Eye Movement Maze!
Play Flashlight Tag!
After lights out, play Flashlight Tag by having 1 light “chase” the other around the room. You begin by pointing your light onto a specific object, then have your child “tag” your light with theirs. Next have your child select an object to point and you follow by “tagging” their light. Then just keep the fun going! This is such a fun game to play on rainy days or before bedtime!