Sometimes the most simple, relevant, and compelling activity to a child is right in front of our eyes. I was fixing lunch one afternoon and grabbed the pepper grinder to add a little spice to my tuna fish. The next thing I hear is “What’s that, mama?” He wanted a go.
Practical Life & Fine Motor Skills – Salt & Pepper
So, I set up a tray and placed the salt and pepper shakers in a medium-sized storage container (to, erh, contain the salt and pepper mess). I showed him once how to twist the shakers and he went at it.
So simple and he developed fine motor and practical life skills while grinding the salt and pepper. Best of all? The simple, everyday activity was FUN for him.
Loving every minute of it.
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