This activity was born out of her fascination with flashlights. It accompanied us on all our evening walks. The highest point of excitement was always reached when my daughter discovered a spider in the bushes.
At home I set up a box with replica animals filled with lavender for extra sensory experience.. We turned the lights off and used torch to find animals and match them to picture.
This was fabulous as a
– pre-reading exercise
– sensory fun
I had a feeling that 2,8 years old was a good age for my daughter to start learning to use scissors. I was right. I demonstrated how to cut a strip of paper in pieces. It did not last long, scissors were quickly confiscated and miss A continued in her own style. It looked very awkward at first but she mastered scissor grip soon enough on her own.
Colour matching wheel with pegs. This is super simple to make. A great way to help make those little fingers stronger and learn colours.
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