Saturday, August 31, 2013

Develop Small Motor Muscles with Clothespins and Paper Plates

Our students have been working with clothespins in order to better develop their small motor skills.
      Young children have untrained fingers as well as underdeveloped muscles in their hands. The simple act of pinching down on a clothespin with one hand and attaching this to a paper plate can be very difficult for them. In the photo above, our lead teacher has drawn a funny face on a paper plate and printed number cards for a game using clothing pins. The pins represent the hair. Every child draws a number from the center stack which tells him or her how many clothespins to attach to the paper plate. The students were fascinated with attaching the clothespins over and over, even though it proved difficult, none of them wanted to give up with the exercise!

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