The Skinny: Where is the Cake? and its sequel Where is the Cake Now? are wonderful illustrated books without any words. Taking away the text can be great for some children who are nervous about reading, and prompt them to create their own narratives about the pictures. What it is: Where is the Cake? and Where is…
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:
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.
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