Spring-Themed Lacing Activity
Spring appears in this simple 13-piece stringing activity. The pieces are pastel colored shaped cubes for children to string together. There are endless possibilities to build patterns, creating new combinations. The beautifully crafted wooden stringing set makes a beautiful gift. Its small size makes this a great toy for the car or on-the-go.
SIZE:12.2" x 1.6" x 1.6"
AGES: 3 years +
Fine Motor Skills: Holding and stringing shapes requires grasping, similar to the hold of a large pencil or marker. The thin string needs a pincer grasp, strengthening the small muscles of the hands. Hands must translate, shift, rotate and manipulate, strengthening coordination in the small hand and finger muscles.
Visual Perceptual Skills: Lacing promotes color and geometrical shape recognition. Visual memory is required as the child must be able to remember the pattern they envision to discriminate and sequence the shape order. The child must scan the different shapes, discriminate and choose the desired shape.
Visual Motor Skills: Threading beads requires the eyes to work together with the child's hands: eye-hand coordination.
Cognitive Skills: Planning the arrangement of shapes and pattern. Problem-solving skills are needed to accomplish the intended arrangement.
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