The Skinny: This is an inexpensive, yet very fun toy for kids to play with. It may take a bit of practice to get the coordination to get the propeller to lift off. But, once you have it down, it’s a lot of fun. It’s also a great feeling to know that your own power can get something to fly! (You can see my kid doing it below…)
What it is: Hand powered propeller (dragonfly)
What it’s used for: Motor planning and hand-eye coordination
Ways to use it:
- Motor Planning:
- You can start with either 2 or 3 below, depending on where you feel your kid is developmentally ready.
- I would start off with mom or dad just flying the propeller in the air and having your kid catch it.
- Have your kid just spin the propeller to get it to lift off, don’t worry about catching it till later.
- Lastly, have them both spin and catch the propeller. It takes a bit of practice, but it’s a lot of fun, and once you do it a few times, it’s very rewarding to know you have accomplished it.
Where to find it: With over 180 ratings at over 4 stars, here on Amazon
The Source: Just watching my kid!