Sunday, 21 December 2014

Wrapping Odd or Unusually Shaped Gifts.

Whether you are looking for a way to wrap gifts of unusual or odd shapes and sizes or you would like a fun way to help your children improve their fine motor skills, the video below has a great idea that meets both needs.

When children are small, doing exercises that assist with fine motor skills, hand- eye co-ordination, improving neatness and accuracy in their work is often much easier.  Once they get to 9 or 10 and older, kids become fussier and finding activities that will challenge them, meet a goal and be of benefit can be harder. 

Some kids enjoy origami on it's own. For others, having a useful end product can give them the much needed self-confidence and self-esteem by being a help in the family.

Wrapping or packaging gifts is something that comes up often in most families.It could be for birthdays, birthday parties, Chanukah, Purim and more. 

Imagine you are preparing a gift for the game - "Pass the Parcel". Just think of how many layers are needed and each time can alter the shape and certainly the size of the gift. 

Having a few layers with this fun, well thought out way to package an odd shaped / unusual shaped gift can give your child a few opportunities to improve his or her fine motor skills. 

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This post is prepared for you by:

Occupational Therapist, Healing Facilitator

Certified Infant Massage Instructor

Certified Kallah Teacher

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