Land of Lark
Made by Land of Lark. Birch ply lacing and threading toy. Suitable for children aged 2 - 7 yrs. Includes lacing pineapple, twine and 10 large, natural wooden beads.
Children from the age of 2 can engage in various activities all with the same wooden tool.
1. Threading beads onto twine (2yr +) & counting/ adding/ subtracting beads (5yr +).
2. Lacing and weaving (3yr +)
3. Tying shoe laces (5yr +)
4. Letter and number formation ( 6yr +)
What Do We Learn When Lacing and Threading?
Fine motor skills - Develop a solid pincer grip, improve hand strength and fine tune finger movements by manipulating the string and threading it through the holes and beads.
Hand-eye -coordination - Simultaneously use hands and eyes to thread and lace. Link visual spatial perception and movement.
Spatial awareness - By accurately aiming for the hole one is able to develop an understanding of body position in relation to the Twineapple through concepts such as direction, distance and location.
Bilateral coordination - Use both hands together for a common goal. This helps in crossing the midline as well as developing a dominant hand for the future.
Numeracy - Early maths skills are developed through counting the holes and beads as well as adding and subtracting beads.