Toddlers and preschoolers alike are often independent in nature wanting to accomplish many tasks with little or no help. In our daycare we allow children to explore, discover and learn about their environment in many ways.
Here we have a toddler learning how to pin the clothespin. You may ask why? The clothespin is helping her learn skills that will further enhance zipping, buttoning, and other activities for managing her body. It also teaches her to become gradually sufficient with drawing, painting and writing skills.
All stocked and ready to be moved around…
Notice her finger placement
She is using both hands to help open the pin. With continued practice she will be able to do this with one hand.
She is already improving and using one hand
She is still learning mastery but notice she is holding more pins in her hand while placing a pin on the paper.
Fine motor skills help young children to string beads, tie shoe laces, put together puzzles, cut and paste and build creative arts.