Are you looking for a simple and inexpensive ❤️️ Valentine's Class gift? Julia needs to make 38 class gifts this year, and this DIY is a perfect fine motor craft which will keep those little fingers busy and classmate happy!
The first essential for the child's development is concentration. It lays the whole basis for his character and social behavior. He must find out how to concentrate, and for this, he needs things to concentrate upon. This shows the importance of his surroundings. - Maria Montessori. - The Absorbent Mind.
Children participate in a variety of fine motor activities in preschool and kindergarten, such as drawing, tracing, cutting, bead threading, and writing. When children begin preschool, they are expected to be able to write a few letters, such as those in the child’s name, and cut in a straight line using scissors. By kindergarten, a child’s fine motor skills are expected to progress to the point where he is able to accurately write all 26 letters, the 10 number symbols, and his full name with all letters in the proper order as well as cut straight lines and simple curves. By the end of kindergarten, children are expected to be able to cut out complicated shapes or figures, tie their own shoes, and color “within the lines.” What we can do to meet those expectations is to create a prepared environment where the child will be able to exercise those fine motor skills while carrying on the love for learning, and we can do so by themed activities, holiday-inspired activities, and unit studies, amongst the few.
Read here a post about Classroom Valentine's Day Gift (we presented last year).
For more on pipe cleaner DIY, see here Valentine's Inspired ❤️Hearts Pipe Cleaner Beading Craft.
For more Valentine-Inspired activities, see here ❤️Valentine's Inspired Activities for Kids.