Handy Scoopers and Teddies
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The fine motor Handy Scoopers are, in my opinion, a stroke of design brilliance! They are the perfect pre-cutting toy where the grasp-release cutting motion can be developed without demanding the additional control required from cutting.
Cutting is one of the critical fine motor pre-handwriting skills on account of the muscles and movement patterns it develops. It develops the fine motor muscle foundations for pencil control. I am The Queen of cutting – I believe our children can never get enough cutting – so any activity that develops the pre-cutting skills in such an effective manner, is a hit in my book!
Mastering cutting can be tricky as there are so many aspects to focus on at once. There are the scissors, the paper, the cutting motion and the need for the two hands to work together co-operatively. The fine motor Handy Scoopers allow your child to focus on developing the grasp-release motion for cutting without all the other aspects competing for attention.
The manufacturers recommend the Handy Scoopers for outside play. I have always been concerned they may not withstand the rigors of the sandpit where little feet stand on anything that is in their path so I prefer to keep them for indoor play.
Paired with the delightful teddies that can be used for sorting both colour and size, this activity is a hit with pre-schoolers and teachers alike. If your child tires of the teddies, ring the changes with pom-poms, buttons, and table tennis balls. Your package comes with two Handy Scoopers and 48 Teddies so you can play along side your child.
Add a Handy Scooper and Teddy pack to your order today – both you and your child are going to have a blast!
Want a larger pack for your classroom? Look under Handy Scoopers and Teddies in Classroom Resources and select the volume discount pack.
I run a weekly developmental programme for 3-5 year old boys and girls at a children’s home in Khayelitsha. Most of the children have not been exposed to toys and exercises that refine their motor skills. The little ones are really struggling to use a pair of scissors.
Bunty has supplied us with the perfect pre-cutting aids! The children approach the table with the Handy Scoopers and Teddies with great delight and have lots of fun scooping up teddies of their chosen colour and transferring them into the matching colour bowls.
Children learn when they’re having fun!
Thank you, Bunty, for all your expert advice and inspiration. These children are well on their way to acquiring good cutting skills, using the correct grip and grasp-release motion.
Patsy Thomson, Primary School Teacher, Kirstenhof.
|Dimensions||28 x 21 x 7 cm|
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