Toddlers, the little curious people that are always on the go. They know how to manipulate, how to protest, and negotiate. Toddlers are genius. They are loving and impressionable. No wonder I love teaching them. They mimic their environment and the ones around them., the good, the bad, and the ugly. While our preschoolers are actively working on penmanship and other fine motor activities, the toddlers are playing catch up. They will not allow the preschoolers to be ahead.
For this activity, I added some dark dots on a small paper, then invited children to punch holes at the dots.
The preschoolers have been using punch holes for some time so it’s easier for them to manipulate the punch, paper, and the hand and eye coordination to make the holes. The toddlers, on the other hand, were just getting the hang of it which made the hand and eye coordination more challenging for them. However, I find this particular punch hole aided their delivery better than these.
When the paper in hand became a challenge, I encouraged them to press while the paper was laying on the table.
We use eye and hand coordination daily without realizing what we do. We use hand and eye coordination to write, text, type, play sports, draw, paint….so many activities involves using the hands to process the visual. See our other activity with punch holes when they were younger. As usual, have fun making discoveries while working on developmental milestones. – Miss Sue
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