Busy Bags

Assalamu’alaikum & Marhaba!

Spring break is here and many of you are preparing to use this time for a small getaway!  Busy bags are the best!  I love that they are a great alternative to screen usage.  There are some really great ideas out there on Pinterest and other blogs.  It is super easy to make them and they are life savers on any trip.  Here are some highlights from the busy bags we have been using on our most recent trips.

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Busy bags, coloring book, reading book, and backpack.

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Simple Matchstick Threading

Today I am sharing a quick and easy activity to prepare for 13-17 month olds.  Threading is one of the first lessons I did with Muhammad last month.  It is an excellent way to exercise fine motor skills, particularly the pincer grasp, hand-eye coordination, strengthening finger muscles, and increasing concentration.  An excellent article that touches on the developmental benefits of threading and beading is linked here. Continue reading