Have you ever made something for the kiddos and then found out they just weren't ready for it- or maybe not interested in it? Well, this was one of those times. I made this button snake (found at Jonah Lisa Land) about nine months ago and I was so excited to introduce buttoning to them. Well... Wild One didn't want to play with it, and Little Miss kept giving one button after another for me to lace it through the snake. Oh well. I put it aside, and quite honestly I forgot all about it. A few days ago, we pulled it out again, and now they LOVE it!
While they are buttoning, they are saying "Peek-a-boo, and pull it through." I love how they are practicing buttoning while strengthening their fine motor skills, but more importantly I'm so happy that they feel the success of accomplishment. "I DID IT!" I love hearing how proud of themselves they are when they learn a new skill.
As Little Miss was buttoning, Wild One was busy stringing wooden beads. I noticed that at one point he started pulling out all the same color beads, and laced the like colors together. Hmmm. Idea- next week I'll bring out the buttons and beads again so that we can create a pattern.
I love how excited they get. I love them so much!