Wooden Pinchy Pegs
We have gathered a number of cute designs to make pegging tasks fun and exciting for children! "The Pinchy Fingers"!
Pinchy Pegs are just the right size for little hands to use. Encourage your child to use the tips of their index finger and the tip of the thumb to pinch the peg to open it. Place the peg onto the top of an open box or small tin to decorate it, or use the pegs in craft work. The opportunities are endless; just use your imagination! A great way to strength pincer grasp..
Peg Size: Varies from 2 - 3 cm depending on theme.
Available In a Choice of:
- 12 Cheeky Pinchy Pegs
- 20 Multicoloured Pegs
- 6 Ladybug Pegs
- 10 Number Pegs
- 10 Ocean Pegs
"The Pinchy Fingers"!
Strengthening of the thumb, index and middle fingers is most important for the development of a strong, stable and effective pencil grip. Working with clothes pegs of various descriptions can be most effective in working the flexor muscles which control the pinching action involved in grasping a pencil correctly. The child also needs to learn to release the pincer grip in a slow and controlled manner when pegging the peg onto the edge of a box, or onto a piece of string. All of these actions serve to improve graded control in grasping and releasing the pincer grasp, which is essential in the development of a good pencil grip.
Number Pegs: The number pegs can be used in a variety of different ways.
Number recognition : Use the pinchy number pegs to teach number recognition in younger children. Place different quantities of beads, 10 or fewer, into plastic tubs. Help the young child to count how many beads there are in the tub, and then to peg the corresponding number peg onto the tub.
Counting : For slightly older children, place still more pegs, 10 - 99, into the tubs, ask the child to count how many pegs there are and then let him peg the correct number onto the edge of the tub.
Arithmetical calculations : Play various number games and let the child give his or her reply by pegging the numbers for the correct answer.