Using a needle and thread. Putting new shoelaces into shoes. Basic skills that we somehow developed through our lives. Most simply do not remember having learned these practical daily skills nor having a specific class for them. However at Oisca, we have weekly classes in our Practical Activities Room to focus on just these skills. Here we see the Pre-K class (students ages 2-3 years old) working on the skill of threading.
Besides building upon and sharpening their fine motor skills, threading helps with coordination as it requires both hands (dominant and non-dominant) to work together. Students' fingers work on gripping the thread, their minds are concentrating on the holes, and hands are working the thread as well as the practice board. A combination of these type of practical skills along with social skills and academic skills all make for a well-rounded student.
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