Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Z is or Zips!!

                 Zips and Fastenings are a great way to teach children new skills!!

Exploring fastenings allows children to develop their hand eye co ordination and fine motor skills. They also begin to get an understanding of cause and effect through exploring how the fastenings fit together........also a fantastic concentration and patience learning tool!!
The cushion in the above picture may not look that much to many, but for one little girl this is the best toy ever!! I was talking to my friend recently and she mentioned how her daughters favourite toy was a cushion which her Dad had made her.

This thoughtful Dad had observed his daughter playing with zips and fastenings around the house and came up with the idea of creating a cushion with some material which had fastenings on it for her to play with. What a fantastic idea! Not only was this Dad so observant of his child's interests, he created something which would help aid her development through play!

Doing up a zip is a skill that takes many children a while to master too. By introducing zips and fastenings early on in a child's development, it enables them to practise the skill. It can be very frustrating learning to do the zip up, and children may need help starting it off for a while, but with plenty of encouragement, they will soon pick up this fine motor skill!

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