Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Winter activities for kids: counting practice

We have been loving working with clothespins around here lately! They're a really easy way to work on some essential fine motor skills (pincer grasp) as well as practical life activities. I found a few decorative packs of mini clothespins - the type you can use to hang Christmas cards, and they've been a huge hit with Mr. Toddler. 

I wanted to continue using them after Christmas, and came up with a simple way to combine our fine motor activity with some counting practice. 

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I made some foam numbers (1-3) using white, glittery foam. The idea was that Mr. Toddler would place the corresponding quantity of clips onto each number. 

Winter activities for kids: counting and fine motor practice {Welcome to Mommyhood} #winteractivitiesforkids



He wasn't quite able to equate each number symbol with it's quantity, but he did do something that surprised me - he started tracing the numbers with his finger! This was the first time he demonstrated any interest in doing so! 

I'm actually pretty excited about this and have added making sandpaper numbers and letters to my infinitely growing DIY list. 


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