This thanksgiving yam project is an easy hand eye coordination activity for kids.
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The experiences and stimuli that the brain receives will determine people's behavior, development, learning, and health. For the brain's development, we perceive the stimuli through the senses (touch, hearing, sight, smell, and taste).
The brain has plasticity; however, stimulation must be at an early age to achieve the proper neuronal connections. This process is very difficult in adulthood.
Scientists say that neural connections are developed from birth to 6 years old. Of course, this development is directly related to the stimulation that children receive from their environment; however, from 14 years old, these connections decrease; and it will be more difficult to get those skills that were not achieved before.
Neural stimulation will enhance boys' and girls' development in their language, motor skills, memory, behavior, and reasoning areas, among others. Mostly, when we carry out Thanksgiving activities to stimulate the children's development, we use exercises that enhance the stimulation of only one side of the brain.
It is important to highlight that each hemisphere fulfills a different function. The right hemisphere is in charge of everything related to sensitivity, art, and creativity. The left hemisphere is responsible for logical processes. That's why we must find a way to carry out kids activities that enhance the two brain's sides' proper development.
The following kids activity is focused on performing a coordination exercise in which the hands will move simultaneously, and in this way, we will stimulate both sides of the brain at the same time
THEME: HAND EYE COORDINATION FOR KIDS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Brain stimulation and hands coordination
Age: 4-6 years old children
Goal: Kids will learn how to coordinate hands to stimulate both sides of the brain simultaneously
Difficulty level: Average. This thanksgiving hand eye coordination activity is designed to be done autonomously and independently by following instructions and adult surveillance.
- Fine and gross motor skills
- A cardboard
- Two soda caps
Draw yams of different sizes and shapes.
Use the soda caps to go along the edge of each yam drawing using both hands simultaneously.
Yam with different shapes. Hand eye coordination activity.
HOW TO CARRY OUT THIS HAND EYE COORDINATION ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
You can do this hand eye coordination activity with younger children. To reach the goal of this activity, you should be aware of each child's ability. It is unnecessary to change materials, but you must lower the difficulty level. For example, you can draw beeline shapes.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
It is necessary to increase the difficulty level when doing this hand eye coordination activity with older children, such as drawing more complex shapes to help children improve their precisión and focus.
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VIDEO DESCRIPTION – THANKSGIVING YAM HAND EYE COORDINATION
In this hand eye coordination activity video, you will see a step-by-step explanation of the "THE COORDINATED YAM" activity. This kids activity was designed for 4-6 years old children. Some yam drawings were made, and children must follow the shape using both hands simultaneously. This kids activity will develop memory, concentration, coordination, and fine and gross motor skills. They will need cardboard, markers, two caps of soda.
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