Saturday, 18 April 2015
We made some with beads. I put the beads out in a tray with little compartments, and some elastic that's cut to size.
I usually tie a bead at the end, so they don't fall off when the girls start to thread.
Threading small beads is great for those fine motor skills and hand to eye coordination.
This activity is a fantastic opportunity to discuss colours and patterns. Lily created a repeating colour pattern on one of her bracelets, which is a key early maths skill. We also counted the beads as we put them on, and talked about the different shapes and sizes of the beads.
Lots of fun, and lots of learning!