StringOne Hundred Toys
Having a ball of strong string around gives you instant access to a host of free and easy activities, most of which help develop fine-motor skills. Use string to make necklaces or garlands with pasta shapes, old buttons or beads (heaven for the child who is exploring their connecting schema.) Or coat it in glue and use it make string paintings of city skylines or crazy patterns. Use string to make your own dolls’ clothes with felt squares and pegs. Or keep it simple and thread it through conkers.