It’s over to T again and this time some more fine motor skill development but instead of using rice krispies to transfer we’ve been using some dyed pasta.
It’s really easy to dye pasta – I used some liquid food colouring – around 1/2 a teaspoon in a ziplock bag and then I added the pasta. J and I furiously shook the bags to cover them with the colouring – he loved it as they made a sound when we shock them and then I left them in the bag to dry which they did overnight – I guess food colouring must have some form of alcohol in them.
Back to T though – I placed the pasta in a plastic tub and we sat on the lounge floor – inside the tub I had also hidden some of the characters she is familiar with from our bedtime TV show. We first went through shuffling the pasta around making a noise and then she discovered one of the characters – which she held up to me – cue lots of praise that she had found it and claps and asking her if she could find a different one – which she promptly did.
T got bored of the hunt the character game and instead poured out all of the pasta and characters on the floor. You can see that we were using a mix of blue and green pasta here clearer than in the previous picture. She picked up the pasta using a really good pincer grip and then proceeded to hide it in her pocket – you would be amazed what I find in her pockets now that she has discovered them.
Although this is so simple T has really enjoyed playing with her pasta. We have the box at a level that she can get to and she will go and get it and shake it furiously during the day to play with.
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