There’s no end to the types of “transferring” activities a child can do to build hand-eye coordination, muscle control, and fine motor skills.
The goal of these types of activities is literally to transfer an object or liquid from one container to another. So simple! Yet such an important skill builder for a young child.
Today we have a transfer activity utilizing tongs, bamboo or metal, and pom pom’s, cotton balls, or small sponges.
Here’s how to set it up!
Grab two identical bowls, glass or ceramic is preferred. Place pom pom’s, cotton balls, sponges cut into small squares, or any other soft material you’d like to use in the lefthand bowl. The bowl to the right remains empty.
Next, introduce the tongs to your child! Demonstrate how to grip the tongs, and practice opening and closing. Use the tongs to transfer one object from the lefthand container to the empty bowl on the right!
Continue to do so until the bowl on the left is empty. Then, transfer the items back to the first bowl.
Your child will jump right in, and after mastering the tongs, will enjoy challenging, harder to transfer items like nuts or beads.
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