|Category||2-4 years, 4-6 years, 6-8 years, 8+ years, Early Childhood & Pretend Play, Learning Resources, STEM & Coding|
Sized for little hands and great for developing the pincer grasp! Working on fine motor skills is fun when children get to use an Alligator to grip objects.
Learning Style: Tactile
Fine Motor- As students pick up objects with the tweezers, they are working on motor planning and eye-hand coordination (visual-motor integration) and refining the manual skills needed for writing, drawing and daily living.
Sensory Integration- Students who are hypersensitive to textures can participate in tactile play using tweezers to hold and move objects.
Self-Help- Incorporate puppet-like conversations to enhance communication and social interactions. Gator (tweezers) can speak to or try to gobble up the other person, increasing direct contact with another.