Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Today we offered the children an experience with sewing meant to strengthen children's fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and perseverance. We used plastic needles, yarn, and a special fabric made with holes that could help the children practise using their needles.
The children were so interested in this center and most attempted this experience. Some children spent their entire playtime exploring these materials.
This activity required lots of patience. The children had to cut their length of yarn the proper length, thread the yarn into the needle, and carefully see their designs.
This is excellent fine motor practice, which will help strengthen little fingers and help prepare them for future writing and drawing experiences.
What beautifully seen pieces of art!
The next step was to offer children additional interesting materials to sew - plastic lacing string, ribbon, and other textured yarn.