There is something about animals that interests little ones. The love to watch them, pretend to be them and imitate the sounds they make. We can use this fascination to teach them more about the world they live in. In this My Busy Bots bag we explore farm animals and where they live. Little ones have a chance to learn about mum and babies and what they are called, the sounds they make and where they like to make their homes. As well as practising those all important fine motor skills, counting and colour matching.
This activity is suitable for little ones from 18 months up to 3 years old. As all children develop in their own time, this is a guideline and may vary with your child.
1 Information card with instructions and ideas to extend the activities and list of skills being developed
2 Large laminated activity cards
6 Square laminated animal home cards
12 Rubber farm animals
1 brightly coloured storage bag
Skills being developed:
Fine motor skills:
Thumb opposition; in-hand manipulation; pincer grip; tripod grasp; hand eye coordination and control; grasp and release; bilateral hand coordination.
Visual perceptual skills:
Visual discrimination; visual motor integration; visual figure ground.
Concentration; problem solving; counting; language and vocabulary; foundational Maths skills; colour recognition; matching.
Patience and perseverance; working with numbers; creativity and imagination.