Developing fine motor skills

This activity is a great way to develop co-ordination and build hand strength.

All you need is some thread a large tapestry needle and some cardboard.

Parent supervision ๐Ÿ˜€ needed of course!

Start by asking your parent to thread the needle and then tie a knot at one end of the thread.

Now push the needle through the cardboard and pull the needle till the knot stops it from moving

Now turn the card over and push the needle back through to make a stitch

Keep going. See if you can make nice small stitches.

Notes for parents/carers.

Try and resist making the hole for your child… it might be that you need to help push the needle through initially as itโ€™s harder than it looks.

Support your child to turn the cardboard over after each stitch otherwise youโ€™ll end up with a knotty tangle! If you have some buttons you could sew them on too. Happy sewing

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