Rope and Noodles

My son is entering into a stage where his fine motor development has crossed into a whole new level. It’s surprising to me just how much he is able to do these days, and I’m starting to wonder what little things I could do to encourage him.

Puzzles are an everyday thing. Blocks are a favorite game. Eating in and of itself is a motor development activity.

But I wanted to get creative, so I went ahead and put together my own little toy for him. The best part? It is super, super cheap. All you need is one pool noodle (which you can find at the dollar store most likely. Depending on the season). Cut the noodle into a bunch of little “O”s. The only other thing you’ll need is a piece of rope, and there you have it.

Babies and toddlers love these sorts of activities. My son sat on the floor ¬†stringing the “O”s through the rope for a good half-hour, while I sat on the side lines cheering him on.

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