3 - 5 YEARS +

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LACING BEADS

You and the child
Lacing Beads
Any room in the house - on the floor or on a table.
Playtime
  • Social emotional- Classroom readiness, concentration, self-regulation, initiative.
  • Cognition- Symbolic thought, memory, early math, early literacy
  • Communication- Spoken language, listening comprehension
  • Fine Motor- Visual perception, visual motor skills, tool-use, self care
Who?   
What? 
Where?
When? 
Why?   

"Lets count the beads. 1, 2, 3, we have three red beads?"

Encourage the child to count and classify beads.

"Green bead, yellow, green... I wonder what comes next?" (Invite the child repeat the colors they see.) 

Create a pattern with the beads. Have the child name them give you or say what comes next.

"I wonder which is longer? Let's see which one is shorter. Let's make this one longer?"

Create two strings of beads and encourage child to measure.

"Let's take one bead off. Let's add two beads to this string. Let's count. We have 1, 2, 3, 4, 5!"

Practice adding and subtracting beads from the string.

"Would you like the job of picking up the beads or the string? It's so much fun to clean up together!"

Give the child a "job" during clean up. Acknowledge how you both work together to clean up and take care of the toy.

This is what you DO

This is what you SAY

And now you PLAY

This is what you DO

This is what you SAY

And now you PLAY

This is what you DO

This is what you SAY

And now you PLAY

This is what you DO

This is what you SAY

And now you PLAY

This is what you DO

This is what you SAY

And now you PLAY

If You Don't Have This Toy
Use string or yarn. Knot 1 end.
Use pasta with a hole in the middle (Ziti Noodles)
Color the noodles with markers. Follow the same plan.
Make necklaces!

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