Lacing can strengthen fine motor skills and improve hand-eye coordination in toddlers and preschoolers.
They are great preschool learning toys to take with you to keep your child busy in the car. They don’t require batteries, they don’t use light, and they are silent.
But toddler lacing isn't only a fun activity that toddlers enjoy.
Lacing helps toddlers learn important cognitive and fine motor skills when they play with them. By manipulating the string in and out of the holes, the child strengthens his or her dexterity, the pincer grasp, and hand-eye coordination. Pincer grip in particularly is vital for writing skills. As they slowly work their way across the lacing card with their ribbon, they learn to build patience and perseverance. It is a lesson in patience because it takes a lot of effort for little fingers to grasp the tip of the ribbon. Sometimes this activity can be frustrating for them when the string falls out of the hole before they can grab it with the other hand.
Lacing also enables toddlers to learn patterns and develop hand-eye coordination through lacing and weaving. They are one of the jumbo lacing beads for toddlers as they aid in the development of various skills of preschoolers and toddlers. Lacing cards usually have pictures or letters or numbers printed on them to help develop certain learning skills. The child starts with one hole and laces the string in and out of the card until all the holes are filled. Lacing goes hand in hand with bead stringing or weaving as they both aim in developing two handed fine motor skills.
I normally let my 3-year old daughter practice lacing by repeating patterns created on top of the card or by playing with the ribbons so that she can discover and explore different designs on her own.
There are a whole range of educational and beautiful lacing toys for toddlers that you can get (https://skoolzy.com/search?type=product&q=lacing) for your toddler to help them learn while they play.