Monday, November 21, 2011
Fine Motor Skill Racing & Sight Word Parking
I will be the first to admit that it is really hard for me to get on the floor and play with my boys. I would like to think that if I had a girl it would be easier. I could easily see myself setting up dollhouses, having tea parties, and dressing up like princesses. However, racing a train around a circle track or pushing cars back and forth-my brain will not slow down for. There is a lot of guilt wrapped around this, so in attempt to get down and play with cars I made a racing track out of butcher paper. One wavy path and one zig-zag path, both having a start and stop. "A" chose different Matchbox cars and Ready, Set, Go we were racing each other. What he doesn't know is that this is a great way to work on fine motor skills. Plus, it was an experiment on which was quicker (zig-zag or curvy). He then chose to put a strip of paper across the two to act as a bridge. Of course, if he crossed the bridge and I happen to be on the other side he could bonk me off. He had great fun and have Mom doing it with him made it so much better!