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This set comprises of large beads, old fashioned bobbins, and slotted "daisy" wheels complete with long threading laces that can be used to create fun and numerous activities limited only by your child's creativity.
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This set comprises of large beads, old fashioned bobbins, and slotted "daisy" wheels complete with long threading laces. The beads, bobbins, and wheels are constructed of durable, non-toxic, washable plastic in the colours of blue, green, red, and yellow. This fun set promotes creative perception, hand-eye coordination, and motor coordination activities. Here are some fun activities you can do with your children:
Activity 1: Sort the set into three different shapes (spherical beads, cylindrical bobbins, and flat wheels) and into four different colours. Tip: Clean, empty margarine tubs make great sorting trays.
Activity 2: Try stacking up low towers of cylindrical bobbins and flat wheels and then combine the stacking and sorting process. Play around with lining them up in rows or hollow squares.
Activity 3: Thread long strings of coloured beads, bobbins, or wheels. Try to mix the colours into patterns or keep them separate.
Activity 4: Try some dynamic games involving movement. Roll the bobbins along the floor or let them run down a gently sloping surface, such as a board. Do the same with the beads, or even organise a beginners game of skittles with bobbins and beads. Let your child be creative and their imagination run wild.
Activity 5: Use the daisy wheels as a basis for construction. They slot into each other to form a range of interesting structures limited only by your child's creativity. Combine these with some bobbins to add variety. Add some imagination, and trees, flowers, castles, and weird animals will emerge.
Activity 6: When it is time to learn numbers, what better way to count than with these large hand-filling pieces.
Activity 7: Use the colourful beads, bobbins or wheels to work on colour sequencing skills. Build a pattern of beads in a sequence of 4 or 5 colours and ask your child to copy the colour pattern.
Activity 8: Use the colourful beads, bobbins or wheels as above, but this time, ask the child to set them out in the colour sequence given as a verbal instruction, to work on auditory sequencing.
Activity 9: Build patterns as above in activities 7 and 8, but this time make the child remember the the pattern which he has seen, or the instruction which he has heard, in order to work on visual sequential memory or auditory sequential memory.
Activity 10: Km's Game for Older Children. Set a few of the beads, bobbins, and wheels out on a tray. Let the child study the items in order to try to remember what is on the tray. Now take the tray out of sight, and remove one or two items from the tray. The child needs to look at the tray once again and tell you which items have been removed. Great for developing observation skills and visual memory.
- 12 Blue, 12 Green, 12 Red, and 12 Yellow Bobbins.
- 12 Blue, 12 Green, 12 Red, and 12 Yellow Daisy Wheels.
- 12 Blue, 12 Green, 12 Red, and 12 Yellow Beads.
- 3 Threading Laces (Green, Yellow, and White).
Ages: 3 to 6 years.