This alphabet busy bag is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers who love to lace, sort or spell. This is simply a fun and packable bead manipulative. You get 26 large (1"-1.5") plastic beads in multiple colors and 26 different letter shapes. Children can simply lace the large variety of beads on the lace to make pretty jewelry, string the letters in order, spell simple CVC words or they can sort or lace by color! Older children can create patterns with the colors and shapes. They can take it apart and do it again and again, and is small enough to take with you while you are out and about. While they play they are strengthening their fine motor muscles while picking up and manipulating the beads! What is included: 26 plastic beads. One of each lowercase letter. 1 lace What they are learning WHILE having fun: - the letters of the alphabet. Students can string the letters in order to complete A-Z, or they can spell simple words or their names (if there are not double letters) - Hand/Eye coordination and spacial recognition. - Being able to line up the beads and place them on the lace - Fine motor - Practicing using fine motor pincer grasp in order to manipulate the beads. Builds hand muscles and dexterity which are essential for a proper pencil grasp. - Concentration. This activity utilizes several manipulatives for open-ended pretend play so it offers a great opportunity to sit and focus on a task before it is completed. ************ More information about busy bags *************** HOW AND WHEN DO YOU USE BUSY BAGS? -- My personal favorite way to use busy bags is to have a quick “in case of an emergency” distraction for mischievous toddlers. Any time my twin boys are getting a little reckless and needing a change of pace I pull out an activity for an immediate distraction from the behavior.
Lowercase Alphabet Lacing Beads Busy Bag - Perfect Fine Motor Learning Activity for Toddlers and Preschoolers. Sort by Shape and Color Large Beads - B013ODETEC