Day 2 of the 2nd annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways on The Artful Parent features For Small Hands! They are giving away two gift certificates to their shop where they sell Montessori-inspired child-sized tools for families and classrooms.
Welcome to Day 2 of 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways on The Artful Parent! Today we turn it over to For Small Hands who will tell you more about their company and offer you the chance to win one of two gift certificates to their online store.
Note: To see the full line up of giveaways and to enter others, see my 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways. Each day of this giveaway series you’ll have a chance to enter to win some great gifts for your kids and products for your family.
Be sure to enter today’s giveaway via the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom of this post for a chance to win!
*A big thank you to For Small Hands for sponsoring and writing this blog post.
Tools for Kids by For Small Hands
Our hard-to-find, child-size items allow them to pour their own juice or rake leaves by your side; purposeful “work” that supports self-confidence and independence. From a pitcher to fit small hands to open-ended games, toys, and crafts that call on spatial, motor, or problem-solving skills, we make sure every item provides an enriching opportunity.
Maria Montessori called the hand “the companion to the mind.” She observed that manipulating objects with the hands facilitates and more fully integrates learning experiences.
By using their hands in threading, lacing, and stringing activities, children develop manual dexterity and manipulative skills.
Sewing, weaving, and other kinds of handwork help children develop fine motor skills and concentration, while building self-confidence with successful experiences.
Drawing, painting, cutting, and gluing all help satisfy the young child’s urge for creative self-expression. And as they manipulate a paintbrush or colored pencil, children refine and reinforce fine motor skills.
- Show children how to use a new tool or material (and how to clean up!), then let them go.
- Recognize their efforts by commenting on the process (“You used a lot of color.”) rather than the product (“Is that a cow?”).
- Give children easy access to art supplies so they can create whenever the spirit moves them.
- Follow up on matching games and fine art books with a visit to a museum or gallery.
Fine art matching activities and games help children discover and develop their own aesthetic tastes and preferences.
Christmas Giveaway by For Small Hands
To enter this giveaway, leave a comment below AND enter with the Rafflecopter widget. Must be in the U.S. or Canada to enter. Giveaway closes December 8th at 11:59 pm EST.