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Who’s already checking their Christmas list twice and trying to avoid the holiday rush?  Be sure to check out the Fundanoodle specials on sale now through October 9th.  Some of our most popular items are on SALE, including the dry erase practice board, I Can Build Uppercase Letters and I Can Build Lowercase Letters.

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Muscle Mover Monday….lowercase y

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Crawl like a yard ant.

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Start the week with Fundanoodle’s award winning Muscle Mover cards! Teachers love these flashcards in class, moms love them in carpools, and kids love them anywhere, anytime! With a letter on one side, and an animal to “act out” on the other, each card incorporates a fun, gross motor activity and imagination to teach letter recognition. Expect lots of laughing as children put their youthful energy to good use while learning uppercase and lowercase letters.

We feature a different letter each Monday! Want more information? Click here – Uppercase Muscle Movers or Lowercase Muscle Movers

Play the “Write” Way Camps

Are you looking for a last minute something for you kids to do this summer?  If you are on in the Charlotte area check out Fundanoodle’s fine motor camps.  We offer camps for students who are learning to write manuscript as well as a cursive writing boot camp.  Check out the pictures below from our first camp.

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Upcoming Camp Dates:

I Can Play the “Write” Way

July 8th-12th

July 29th Aug 2nd

August 5th-9th

I Can Write Cursive Boot Camp

July 8th-12th

August 5th-9th

For more information and registration paperwork check out the  Fundanoodle homepage.

Muscle Mover Monday….lowercase x

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Start the week with Fundanoodle’s award winning Muscle Mover cards! Teachers love these flashcards in class, moms love them in carpools, and kids love them anywhere, anytime! With a letter on one side, and an animal to “act out” on the other, each card incorporates a fun, gross motor activity and imagination to teach letter recognition. Expect lots of laughing as children put their youthful energy to good use while learning uppercase and lowercase letters.

We feature a different letter each Monday! Want more information? Click here – Uppercase Muscle Movers or Lowercase Muscle Movers

Therapist Thursday….It Works!

by: Amy Bumgarner, OTR/L

My son is 2.5 years and always been a mover and a shaker! Gross motor skills have always been his strength! However, the occupational therapist is me could not ignore those fine motor skills.  From the time that he started developing a mature pencil grasp, around 2 years, I always encouraged a proper grasp.  Now, when I say, “Brinton, how do you hold your crayon?” he is able to correctly adjust his grasp.  For me, the OT mom, this is a big deal!!!

For Brinton, writing usually includes writing on something that he is not supposed to.  Because, as I said, he is my mover and shaker, so why would he want to sit still to write?  So, we have always encouraged sidewalk chalk and he loves bath tub crayons.  Just in the past couple of days, he has been very interested in sitting at the table and coloring! I could not be more thrilled! Not only do I finally get to work on those fine and visual motor skills, but I also get a little breather from chasing him around.

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It is so much fun to watch him explore with writing and hear him describe his drawings to me.  Of course, I had to start working on developmental prewriting strokes and just see what he was capable of. So, I instructed him with the basic Fundanoodle strokes: “Zip Down”, “Zip Across”, and “Buzz Around.” And he did great! Now, when we sit down, he loves to scribble in circular strokes.  But, then he will stop and say “Look Mommy, zip down!” And, I’m in love! Not only with his cuteness, but also just to see my passion carried out in his little drawings.