Really Quick Fine Motor Play

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The other day my husband was on his way to town and just as he was about to walk out the door our 19 month old decided that now was the time to be with daddy, he gave her a quick kiss and rushed off to the waiting taxi. She was rather upset she couldn’t go with.

She didn’t want snuggles from me so my next idea was to distract her!

Really Quick Fine Motor Play

threading straws onto the pipe cleaners

I grabbed a few pipe cleaners and cut some straws and put them into the flower bowl she likes. She quickly calmed down to inspect this new distraction.

Not only does this activity promote fine motor skills but also hand eye co-ordination. She missed the pipe cleaner end a few times so this activity is definitely a good one to bring out a few more times for practice.
feeling the straws

The straws in the bowl also got a sensory feeling and they made a nice sound has she moved her finger about in them.

My 4 year old also come to inspect the threading that was going on and joined in. Last year we threaded beads on pipe cleaners.

Really quick fine motor skills with straws and pipecleaners

A really quick fine motor practice and occupying activity indeed!

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