The Nuts & Bolts of Practical Life
How can a very simple nuts-and-bolts activity be developmentally meaningful for a young child? So many benefits…read on.
First, our thanks to Yohanna Ruger, UMA student from Tigard, Oregon for creating this sensorially appealing (and beautifully simple!) Practical Life activity. Notice there were no plastics used here. Even the tray is made of wood.
So, what are the developmental benefits?
- Hand-eye coordination
- Self confidence
- Preparation for writing (pincer grip)
- Preparation for reading (left-to-right sequence)
- Learn to attach and remove a screw to a bolt!