The first time I let my kids play with jumbo buttons they were captivated! And they are still a favourite... There is just something about them that holds children’s attention. In this My Busy Bots bag we introduce numbers and counting in a fun way. Little ones need to find and cover the right amount of the animals with the jumbo buttons. When they are done they can do some extra hand eye coordination and fine motor practice by threading the buttons on the colourful lace.
1 Information card with instructions and ideas to extend the activities and list of skills being developed
5 Large laminated activity cards
15 Jumbo buttons
1 Colourful lace
1 Brightly coloured storage bag
Skills being developed:
Fine motor skills:
Thumb opposition; in-hand manipulation; pincer grip; open thumb web space; finger isolation; whole hand grasp; hand strength; hand eye coordination and control; hand dominance; grasp and release; dexterity; spatial relationships.
Visual perceptual skills:
Visual tracking and scanning; motor planning; visual discrimination; visual motor integration; visual figure ground.
Concentration; problem solving; language and vocabulary; counting; number recognition; colour recognition and matching.