OT Rating: 4.5 Stars
I am in love with Funfusion beads all over again. These are a great fine motor activity for kids aged 4 years and up (or younger, if you buy the new "biggies"). You can buy an assortment of pegboard shapes, and beads (see the new glow in the dark to the left).
Your child puts one bead on each peg and then a grownup covers it with wax paper and irons it for several seconds and WOW, you have a fun project!
Skills this activity works on: fine motor, dexterity(lots of that), color discrimination, eye hand coordination, visual motor, visual perceptual, and pincer grasp.
What I really like as a parent: they are pretty inexpensive and offer a fun and non-threatening way to make art. Even my 5 year old son LOVES them! Tip: Lay a sheet under work area so it is easier to clean up the tiny beads.
Where to buy: Michaels- Use your 40% off coupon!
About the blogger: Stephanie Wick is a pediatric occupational therapist that founded and is lead O.T. at Learning Charms.
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