Lacing & Threading Toys
If you have seen your child with a lacing toy, you know how absorbed the toy can keep them! What may seem like a simple lacing activity for an adult is actually a lot more nuanced and engaging for a toddler or a preschooler.
When a child has to thread a string through a hole, they are not only practicing their fine motor skills but their hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness, bilateral coordination, and more. A lacing board for a toddler is not just a task, but a whole game that's filled with opportunities for fun and growth!
From lacing activities for 1-year-olds to lacing toys for older children, there are all sorts of enjoyable ways to make the most of this activity. Themed lacing boards will be easy hits with younger children. shumee also has a range of animal-themed wooden lacing toys that toddlers and preschoolers are sure to love.
When getting a lacing toy for your child, make sure that the wooden blocks are smooth and child-safe. Big and well-rounded needles with thick, colourful strings will be easy for young children to use. You are sure to find just the right lacing and threading toy for your child from our innovative collection at shumee!
What are the benefits of lacing for kids?
Lacing helps hone a child's grip, finger strength, and wrist movement. It also helps strengthen their focus and concentration, sharpen bilateral and hand-eye coordination, and build life skills such as tying shoelaces and sewing.
Can 2-year-olds string beads?
A child as young as a year old can start using lacing toys. A 2-year-old will like stringing a thick thread or shoelace through colourful, chunky beads. Wooden lacing toys for toddlers come in many fun themes such as farm animal, fruits and vegetables, and more.
Is lacing a fine motor skill?
Yes, lacing is not only a valuable fine motor skill, but it helps develop a wide range of cognitive and spatial skills too.