Threading beads, also known as stringing beads, is a great activity for toddlers and preschoolers and one that has numerous developmental benefits. Threading can be a challenging activity that takes a while for a child to master and is very much dependent on their maturity and fine motor development.
The important thing is that your child has regular exposure to threading activities. With time and maturity, he will develop better control and be able to thread smaller-sized beads. Threading is an excellent way to strengthen the finger muscles and learn to control the fingers as they work together.
Developing fine motor skills in childhood is essential if a child is to learn to hold a pencil and write. There is more value in doing pre-writing activities during the preschool years than in teaching a young child to write prematurely. When stringing beads, a child must learn to hold the bead with one hand while controlling the string with the other. Beading is a great way to practice colour recognition.
Visual perception is when the brain makes sense of what the eyes see.
Molding clay is the most creative work of the hands, don’t you agree? Children started making the clay itself first, then carefully shaping it into their desired bowl. Then they patiently waited for the clay to harden and be ready to decorate it and finally use it!
All these steps are done by the child’s hands! What an amazing creation!
Clay dances to the tune you love to hum,
Clay grows into a person you finally become.” by Praveen
Children created their own art pieces with some leaves.
Are you ready for a great up-cycle craft for all of those empathy water bottles you have lying around? This water bottle fish craft is both easy and fun for kids. The fish designs are endless.
Kids learn an easy weaving technique along the way. The method is simple, and materials are essential; they’re fun to make.
“A good life is like weaving. The energy created is in the tension. The struggle, the pull and tug are everything.” – Joan Erikson.
Pincer grasp: Paper clips are a powerful means of promoting the precision grasp between the thumb and pointer finger. This motor skill is essential for tasks that require strength and dexterity to manage small items like coins or turning pages in isolation.
A kitchen is a learning lab for children that can involve all of their senses. While kneading, tossing, pouring, smelling, cutting, and peeling foods, they have fun and learn without being aware of it. Preparing a meal, snack, or drinks for the family is a fun way for our child to learn to share.
Children who cook at home indicate a “sense of accomplishment,” self-confidence, and feeling of contributing to their families. Good job everyone.