Over the years we have collected a big stack of old CDs.
We used to collect them for Design and Technology lessons but have never stopped. Each year we would make a class DVD so we also have several CD disk containers. I realised putting the CDs onto the spindle of the container would make a great fine motor skills activity.
It is also Hyperemesis Gravidarum friendly. No preparation, smell, cleaning up and it promotes independent play.
At first Adam struggled to get to CDs onto the spindle.
He kept placing the CDs in an upright position and got frustrated when tapping the spindle didn’t work to get the CD in place.
After a few demonstrations he changed his method and was pleased with the results.
The activity kept him focused for at least 20 minutes and then he discovered he could spin the CDs.
This led to more play as he tried to get them all to spin at once!
I wouldn’t recommend you do this activity with new CDs. The CDs soon got scratched and Adam realised another potential for them – they made fantastic frisbees!
Used CDs/ DVDs
Adam was 23 months old.