Don’t Throw That Styrofoam Away!
We’ll see a child increasing her eye-hand coordination and lengthening her ability to focus
If you want to make it a little harder for the older child, make it a hammering game. You could use the same golf tees or you could use penny nails from the hardware store. You could also get a small tack hammer there. Or you could use a toy plastic hammer or even a rock. Learning to hit a nail with a hammer takes the ability to persevere and keep trying. Another good skill.
Want more challenge for your child or have an older sibling? Get out the screwdriver. Screws go more easily into Styrofoam than they do in wood. And kids learn how to use their forearms for more strength.
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