|A fun departure from the typical lacing cards.|
Work on visual discrimination, visual closure, eye-hand coordination, spatial relations, manual dexterity, coordination of both hands, fine motor precision, process skills, executive functions, play and leisure exploration and participation
In the box: Wooden pony, 4 laces, 10 beads, fold-out instruction/pattern booklet
A real departure from the typical lacing cards. The pony itself comes in five parts - the body and four legs. The pieces are wooden and sturdy. The green saddle, laces, and beads are all added by the individual as they create their perfect pony. The laces are more of a cloth material, not plastic, thick but flexible, and have a plastic tip. The lace colors are red, yellow, green, and blue. The holes are smooth inside and the laces pull through without catching. There is a small paper fold-out booklet included which has five different examples of lacing to follow or the individual is free to lace their own creation. The patterns are shown from only one side, there are a variety of stitches, and they are going to be more complicated than your average lacing project - good for a challenge but not for a beginner.
- Lace the legs and saddle on the pony yourself before giving it to the individual to decorate for a simpler project.
- Practice tying and untying simple knots when you finish with each color lace.
- Model a stitch, then take the lace out and ask the individual to do the same stitch.
- Tie a knot after each bead to keep them spaced apart.
- Lace the pony yourself and let the individual thread the colored beads onto the tail, matching to the same color lace.
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