While I was cleaning up one of the least successful activities I’ve done with J, I looked up and saw J sitting in his booster seat stringing beads for the first time.
I have never shown J how to string beads…actually it’s not an activity we’ve done. I was reminded in this moment how good children are at just figuring things out, if given the space to do so.
Stringing beads is great for fine motor skills, hand eye coordination, sorting, and overall cognitive development.
You can find stringing beads lots of places. I found mine at Target One Spot for $2.50!
There are lots of ways of presenting this activity to children. Here are few pretty cool ways my fellow bloggers did it with their kids.
I love the straws and pasta. Everything I already have at home. Love it.
Lacing is a great hand coordination activity we’ve try trying a lot lately. We’ve also tried lacing fruit loops on a string for a necklace. My kiddos especially like lacing activities they get to eat.
Good job, J! That’s my smart boy!