The other day I found a surprisingly wonderful distraction for my son! Popsicle Sticks! (Or "craft sticks" as they should properly be called. Playing with sticks turned into a great indoor activity for a dreary afternoon.
These little wooden sticks kept Kiddo busy for quite some time.Lucky for me, we happened to have a box of 1000 of them! I know, that does seem a little unusual, but hey!, whatever works, right?
He used them for building. This kept him super focused and exercised those fine motor skills.
He used them to form letters. I'm always a big fan of mixing literacy and play!
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