In the practical life section, there are many activities that involve transferring objects with utensils. These are great tasks to help if your toddler has trouble feeding him/herself.
If you think about it, how often do they get to use the spoon? Average, 3 times a day. For some, that might not be enough to acquire the skill. What they need is more practice.
Do small transferring activities throughout the day so that your toddler gets used to holding and manipulating a spoon. Practice! Practice! Practice!
Making bracelets is a great short activity to teach several things: patterns, language, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor.
I use physical prompts to show my kiddo what the sequence is. I also lay out a visual prompt of what color comes next.
He knows how to string the beads independently, if he didn’t, I would physically prompt through that as well.
Here is the end result. I’m so proud that he even left it on his hand!!
This is my new favorite toy. I love everything from Melissa & Doug, they seriously make the best toys. I found this puzzle at Marshalls for $8!! It goes for $20 on Amazon. I get a lot of my toys at Ross, Marshalls, or T.J.Maxx.
All of my kids had trouble stacking it: they kept turning the bears 180° instead of 90°, which makes it great for hand-eye coordination practice! So far, they’ve all loved to match the colors. This toy is a hit with my kiddos! I highly recommend it.