Play the “Write” Way!

with April Whitlock

This presentation will be a fun, interactive session focused on providing parents with the knowledge and tools they need to empower hands-on learning activities in the home. We will discuss the negative impact of technology and our “culture of convenience” on the crucial developmental milestones, especially fine motor skills, bi-lateral coordination, interpersonal interaction, and visual perception. We will provide fun activities that parents can incorporate at home and on-the-go to encourage hands-on education. In addition, we will emphasize the importance of letter formation and handwriting practice in creating strong readers and setting the stage for long-term academic success.

  • Room: Room 1
  • Time: 4:00PM - 4:45PM

April Whitlock is the mom of three girls ranging from 7 to 15 years old. This age span gives her a unique position on the cultural shifts in technolog and convenience that are negatively impacting today’s early learners. Her mission is to educate parents about the pitfalls of limiting activities that develop motorskills, make them aware of the downside to introducing touchscreens at an early age and to provide amazing products and ideas that make hands-on learning FUN.