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Hoje passámos a manhã em casa, em quanto eu arrumava, ía preparando jogos para a julia se entreter. Aqui dei-lhe uma lata cheia de elasticos de cabelo a volta (comprei-os baratissimos) e pedi-lhe para os tirar e guardar numa caixa. Ela adorou, esteve entretida e esta actividade é também boa para melhorar a destreza manual.

Smiley shapes clip cards - this was a great activity using an easy and fun theme with a challenging skill - julia could match the colours and shapes with no problem and needs a lot of practice using the clips - great fine motor skills. I found these awesome free printables from @modernpreschool and laminated as i think we will use them again ;)

Shape matching activity - she practiced colours and shapes, great for fine motor skills.

Hoje de manha dei-lhe este jogo que adorou, praticar a cortar legumes - otimo para aprender as cores, nomes de legumes e melhorar a destreza manual

Colour matching activity in action - perfect for colour recognition and practicing fine motor and hand eyed coordination skills - she did great, sorting colours easily and showed some interest in the shapes too.

Pom-pom colour matching activity using painting no spill cups, easy no prep activity, great for colour coordinations recognition and practicing fine motor and hand eyed coordination skills.

It's a rainny weekend so i had a few activities off my sleeve in case we got the home fever...this is super easy and no prep, just a bunch of coloured pipe cleaners and a small colander. I showed her how to thread the pipe cleaner once and she spent a good 15min playing with it. we did this yesterday and she went back to play with it again today. She was never really interested in pipe cleaners before, so i was happy to see this work. (Julia at 2y3m)

A little yellow themed invitation to play, with @z_dough citrus scented play dough - its the first time we've tried this and our favourite dough so far, julia was obsessed with the smell too - great for strengthening hand muscles and coordination, and creative play - its probably the activity where julia will be stay engaged for the longest.

Improptu crafting activity - introduction to using glue! She was intrigued by a tub of glue she found on a drawer so i grabed some coloured tissue paper shapes and a piece of cardboard to glue them onto - this was a supervised activity but she loved it and was so proud with her own outcome - we practiced the different shapes, light vs dark colours and is great for her fine motor skills.

Another activity we did yesterday, using the tweezers to place the coloured bees in their designated hive - she really enjoyed this one and the first time she managed to properly use the tweezers, and then she went on to playing with the beehives and organizing them in different ways - great for working hand eye coordinatin and fine motor skills. This is a great toy, i will put it away and use it again in a few weeks.