If you really need a reason....Pre-Writing skills! You're little baby needs strong muscles to start writing all of those college essays! ;o) Plus, it's fabulous developmentally appropriate fun!
This Lacing Bucket is homemade...
I know, I know, it looks like a Melissa & Doug toy. (NOT.)
1. Coffee tub, with cardboard sides, not the metal sides.
2. Thin rope. I found mine at the Dollar Store.
I like this better than yarn because it is stiffer and easier for his little hands.
If you DO use yarn, tape up the ends to make it stiff!!
How to make it?
1. Spray paint the tub...optional.
2. Make holes in it.
I stabbed it with a screwdriver...I was too lazy to find the screws.
3. Cut the rope into different lengths.
Threading is tough!!
Show them how and let them at it!
I was expecting and ready for some frustrated melt downs! But pleasantly surprise.
If they do seem a bit frustrated, help them out.
If a meltdown occurs, try again another day.
They may not be ready for the job and they are letting you know!
When all done, put the ropes in the tub, and lid back on! It stores nicely!
~Sarah (Carter 20 months)