I was at the the thrift store, treasure hunting. I was excited when I found this gem. This stuffed friend has a button, a zipper, and a tie up shoe. The kids can use this to practice their improve their fine motor skills.
The importance of motor skills is often overlooked as children reach elementary age. However, motor skills are directly correlated to academic achievement. Our physical movement builds neural pathways. Motor skills are also building blocks for writing and drawing, both of which are also great for improving cognitive function.