And while we’re on the subject of fine motor activities . . .
I found this cute activity over at http://theadventuresofbear.blogspot.com/2011/08/bfiar-goodnight-moon-bonsoir-lune.html.
We started with 10 red pompoms in the center of the pallette, and Noah moved them one by one with the tongs into the individual wells. He started this activity using two hands on the tongs, but he quickly backed off to just one hand. He has only been out of physical therapy/hippotherapy for two weeks, but I am amazed at how much strength he has lost that is showing up in unexpected areas – but that’s a different post.
Seth (2), Bella (4) and Noah (5 – Down syndrome) all loved this activity. I am so delighted to be able to work with all three of them together. I feel like I’m getting so much out of each activity and it’s all well worth the effort when three of them are benefitting. Plus it’s giving them practice at waiting, turn taking and working independently, as I’ve started setting up three activities at a time that they rotate through.
But I know what you’re thinking – what in the world do pompoms have to do with Goodnight Moon?
“In the great green room there was a telephone and a red ballon . . .”