Adam is starting to show an interest in threading activities. At the moment these activities need a lot of adult input and he gets frustrated whilst he practices. I wanted a way that Adam could thread independently to improve the skills. So I thought big and came up with giant threading.
Instead of using beads we used toilet rolls. Instead of string we used a broom stick. Well technically we used my old number line from my teaching days.
At first I held the broom upright whilst Adam threaded the toilet rolls onto it. He had to stretch high in order to get them on.
He repeated the activity several times and loved attempting to get the kitchen rolls onto the broom. I ended up using our ball pool to hold the broom so that Adam could carry on independently.
This worked perfectly as Adam spent ages focusing on threading the cardboard rolls onto the broom.
Once the broom was covered he simply took the rolls off one at a time and then started again!
Thinking big certainly helped Adam to thread independently. As the activity is independent, doesn’t involve any preparation and is smell free then it is also an HG friendly play activity.
* Broom handle
* Toilet and kitchen rolls
Adam was 2 years and 1 month old.
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