Skill Builders

Play With a Purpose

The first few years of life are critical as children process, learn and grow in different ways. At Learning Express Play, we know that every child is an individual, and we treat them that way. Each of our classes and experiences is designed with the following developmental areas, or Skill Builders, in mind.

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Fine Motor

 Fine Motor

Fine motor skills involve the small muscles of the body (upper extremities including hands) that promote such functions as writing and drawing, cutting, gripping a pencil and other small objects, fastening clothing, and building with blocks.

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Gross Motor

 Gross Motor

Gross motor skills are the abilities required in order to control the large muscles of the body, including the arms, legs, and torso (trunk).

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 Language

Language is made up of socially shared rules that include what words mean, how to make new words, how to put words together, and what word combinations are best in what situations.

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 Cognitive

Cognitive skills are the mental capabilities one needs to successfully learn. Underlying cognitive skills must exist in order to think, prioritize, understand, plan, remember, and solve problems.

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 Visual/Spatial

Visual/spatial perception is the ability to make sense of what is seen. The visual/spatial relationship is the relationship between the position of two or more objects in relation to each other, and in relation to one’s self.

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 Social

Social skills are needed to communicate, persuade, and interact with others. Social skills allow children to establish and maintain interpersonal relationships, understand and express their own feelings, and interpret others’ feelings.

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 Sensory

Sensory processing is the method children use to take in information and interpret it based on their senses (touch, taste, smell, sound, sight). This may include how children perceive their bodies or the world around them, and how they adapt themselves to their world.

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 Oral Motor

Oral Motor skills are needed to coordinate the muscles and movement of the mouth. These skills allow children to successfully suck, swallow, eat, and speak.

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