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Marbles & Jacks

Marbles and Jacks are both great ways to develop fine motor control and the high level of hand and finger coordination that will be needed later for writing beautifully. In the past, school-aged children had quite a bit of free time to play outside during a part of the school day that was called "recess" and many children would spend long hours playing Jacks (usually girls) or Marbles (usually boys). This provided the time for long hours of practice that helped develop fine motor skills in a fun way. For today's families, you might need to spend time together at the park or in your own backyard, playing marbles and jacks together, if you'd like your children to learn these games, so dust out those memories and have fun together!

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