It is tricky for little hands to manage two separate pieces of thread when trying to tie a knot, so I like this “around the thumb” method. Many tots would be proud to learn this practical life skill. This activity is recommended for toddlers with reasonable fine motor control. This type of lacing work is highly versatile and satisfying to a young child who is beginning to improve their concentration and focus, not to mention their fine motor abilities.
These spring lacing and perfect winding down activities.
Lacing is an excellent example of activities that helps a child improve their pincer grip, or the thumb and pointer finger grip.
Manipulating a shoelace through the lacing pattern and then getting even more refined with a needle and thread is essential skill building for a young child!