Author: Sensory Edge

The Libraries Transform Campaign

The Libraries Transform Campaign, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA), is designed to increase public awareness of the value, impact and services provided by libraries and library professionals. The campaign will ensure there is one clear, energetic voice for the profession, providing library advocates with adaptable tools to showcase for the public the transformative nature of today’s libraries and elevating the critical role libraries play in the digital age.               Why care about libraries. Hey we can get all we need from a smartphone right? Not exactly. Because 5 million students...

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Eight Crafts to Fine Tune Motor Skills

Developing motor skills is essential for all age groups. This includes both gross motor skills that involve using larger muscle groups for balance and movement, and fine motor skills that use smaller muscles for more intricate tasks. The motor skill coordination involved with using one or both hands when engaging with a craft helps with practical routine activities. These include day-to-day tasks such as dressing and eating, handwriting, and using a keyboard, or the “nimble fingers” needed to operate the many other electronic devices used in daily life nowadays. Craft activities encourage people to explore different ways of doing...

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