Lacing for Toddlers
Far superior quality to so many other lacing products, this German-made threading game has earned a 5-star reputation. It works well for the 15 months+ age group because the pieces are chunky for manipulating. The wooden needle is also longer and chubbier, helping less coordinated hands achieve success at the task. Because this lacing set is designed with the toddler in mind, children are often engaged for longer periods of time, helping to build attention span.
Besides its durability and educational strength, the toy can be used in multiple ways. It functions as a basic lacing toy. Then, children learn how to match the beads to the pattern card, becoming aware of size differences. Next, they can match the pattern to the sequence of the beads. Finally, children can match up the puzzle cards because each card is split into two puzzle pieces.
It's an exciting tactile game as children take turns to pull the play figures out of the storage bag. This set comes with two laces with stable, one cow, 1 calf, one horse, one foal, one cloverleaf, one flower, one milk churn, one horseshoe, four templates, one little tactile bag. All pieces can be stored in the bag making this a great travel toy.
SIZE: 8.6 x 9 x 2.8 inches
AGES: 15 mos+
Lacing is a timeless child activity. With a product that is made to the child's needs, attention span can keep a child engrossed for a lengthy period and adults will see improved concentration in action. Lacing requires skills we adults take for granted. Children must sort, arrange, plan and manipulate.
Motor Skills practice. Fine motor skills take years to master and are critical for everyday activities like writing, drawing, managing utensils and holding tweezers. Lacing requires children to clutch items or cards, using the pincer grip between thumb and index finger, shifting and rotation of the wrist and hands, all developing strength, coordination, and physical ability.
Hand-Eye Coordination practice. Sometimes referred to as bilateral coordination, making sure our hands are doing what our eyes and brains are encouraging is critical for everything from feeding ourselves to a fierce game of tennis. With lacing, children must cognitively plan and then use their hands and eyes simultaneously.
Math Preparatory skills. When children string items, they get a visual impression of length and measurement. They also learn to count the number strung together.
HABA is a family-owned German firm making children's toys for over 75 years. The design team at HABA is committed to safety, sustainability, and quality. They develop over 250 new ideas each year. They focus on natural toys with maple and beech wood as a central focus.
HABA has received numerous awards and recognitions each year in its product collection. Over time, they have been recognized by at least 45 industry, governmental and parenting organizations.