I always try to entice children with something interesting. I really want to pay due attention to their development and creativity. Cartoons and toys – this is understandable. But they just entertain them. Have fun. But educational games in our time are very relevant and quite popular. Somehow it happened so that we met with clothespins …
My son, as it seems to me, began to speak early and be interested in different things. At one time he was very attracted to clothespins. In the summer I hung out my underwear, and he helped me. He began to call clothespins in his tongue as a pinch, and so it was. I tried to help my son to develop coordination of movements and play games that improve fine motor skills. You know, the clothespins helped me a lot in this regard!
The development of fine motor skills
This is so much written and said today! But this is right! Because fine motor skills are very associated with mental activity. The verbal speech of the child begins to form when the movements of the hands and fingers reach maximum accuracy and good coordination.
Experienced people and teachers say that it is very important to use children’s fingers on both pens. Must be combined with each other in compression, relaxation and stretching. Therefore, it is important to train both hands. Excellent work will be modeling (clay, salt dough, polymer clay), drawing.
Clothespins in everyday life
And so I thought of using clothespins for games. At first, the son was simply pinching the laundry to the rope. Then he completely covered himself with clothespins, tore them off and again to pinch back. He was amused by the very mechanism of this subject.
Then on the Internet I downloaded the image of animals, the sun, clouds. For example, according to the rules of the game, the hedgehog needs to attach spikes in the form of clothespins. The child coped with this task.
With confidence, I can say that the clothespins, as a familiar household item, easily turned into a wonderful educational toy. Such educational games develop tactile sensations, memory, logic, attention, thinking, imagination in a magnificent way.
And there can be a lot of games, in actual fact! Here an important role is played by the fantasy of mother and child, their creative abilities. After all, you can just play Beads (string the clothespins on a string).
And you can make original scores. Yes Yes! This requires an ordinary dryer and multi-colored plastic clothespins. They need to pinch just on the strip and the game is ready!
Yes, how much you can still think of! Tell me, how do you play with clothespins?