Sew the snowflake with the icicle needle to create different patterns
This classic toy is an absolute favourite among children as they sit for hours decoratively threading the snowflake. When they use one hand for weaving and the other for support, they engage themselves to independently manipulate objects in a fun way.
Set includes a snowflake shaped threading board, an icicle shaped needle with lace, a detailed instruction manual all packed in a beautiful Skola Doodle box. Size of Threading Snowflake: 23 cm x 23 cm x 1 cm
Having improved their eye-hand coordination, children get ready to develop finer motor skills and increased concentration (See How).
Threading a board is like sewing, a delicate yet simple operation that is extremely effective in developing eye-hand coordination and dexterity since children have to use both hands simultaneously. The hand movements involved in moving the pointer up and down and in transferring grip to the thread lead to the development of writing skills. As children focus for long durations while playing with the toy, they effectively build their concentration skills. By creating different designs and patterns with the thread, they get a chance to explore and express their imagination.
Show the child how to hold the icicle with three fingers - thumb, index and middle finger. Push the pointer through the hole. Once the pointer is enters the hole, let go and pull it up from the other side, like sewing. The bead at the end acts as a knot.
Show the child how to thread designs like alternate, outside, cross, etc. Threading when shown to the child must be slow and thorough, pulling the thread tight at the end. This enhances interest in the activity