Harry and the basket full of buttons

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Ok, so its wasn’t really a basket, but the title sounded better that way!

I bought Toby some buttons and thread from the ELC today, thinking that he would enjoy the fine-motor challenge (he tends to like quite meticulous play). This is to help prepare him for writing later on and as he doesn’t readily chose to draw /scribble/ explore conventional mark-making, I’m trying to encourage other games and play that support the development of skills  that will help with the control of writing equipment when he  is ready. I was really surprised at how well he managed to thread the buttons on his own (at 2 and a half) but in the end, Harry had more fun with them!

IMG_2227 IMG_2230In the end, the box became the most interesting part, but the buttons were great as they were just the right size to grab hold of but too big to swallow.

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