100 Large Colorful Beads in 6 colors and Shapes
Curious Minds Busy Bags
This is simply 100 bright colorful plastic beads that can be used for sorting by color or shape. Included are an assortment of large beads in 6 different colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple) and 6 different shapes.
You get approx 100 large colorful beads in a random assortment of colors and shapes. The beads are in between a half an inch to an inch. Children can simply lace the large variety of beads on the included laces, or they can sort or lace by color or shape. Older children can create patterns with the colors and shapes. They can take it apart and do it again and again. While they play they are strengthening their fine motor muscles while picking up and manipulating the beads.
What is included in this set:
- Approx 100 large plastic beads
- 3 26" lacing strings
- Sphere - .75"
- Donut - 1"
- Cylinder - .75"
- Cube - .55"
What they are learning WHILE having fun:
- Hand/Eye coordination and spacial recognition. - Being able to line up the bead holes 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.
Color recognition is an important part of early childhood development and is often used in development milestone screening. Discerning between colors is one of the first ways that toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten children begin to categorize and describe what they see in their world. Noticing subtle attributes, such as color or shape, is a building block to reading and math. For example, when your child notices the similarities and differences in shapes, such as a square and a rectangle, they using the same skills needed to recognize the differences between letters, number, and symbols.