Hands that work often help the person ‘see’ better.
That seems quite like a funny thing, but I have seen that theres nothing like a day at work – with your hands/ legs to have a good fulfilling time with your child. Children form many viewpoints through their work and especially for children aged 0-6, their memories / learning is directly connected to the hands.
Its so funny that those children who are very ‘occupied’ with their hands all the time are also very comfortable in whatever they do, will literally be ‘hands on’ in a given situation when they grow up – and actually even when they are young!
Lets encourage children to be ‘hands on’ in whatever they do. Feel free to let them learn, do, make mistakes and learn from them too!
We at Artogether feel that you can do 1 hand activity a day with your child (choose your activities depending on the age of the child, but most of them listed here make up for a fun activity anyday, any age)
1. Make a fruit salad (with each person / child contributing with a fruit)
2. Work with clay / sand – it sets you free!
3. Have a ‘notice your hands day’ – and watch the way your hands work. Great if you can also involve the kids to do it! You can give it a sense of fun to play some music and get all of you do many activities with your hands – like playing the violin, cutting vegetables, cutting with the scissors, playing the drums, painting, etc..
4.Give a good oil massage to your kids and get them to repeat it on you.
5. Draw a picture.
6. Fold the bedsheet along ith your child
7. Let the children arrange the table, while the adults get the food in place.
8. Try and make instruments out of day – to – day things and have a concert!
9. Sow a seed. Get the children to do the same.
10. For a little older children, stictching their own bag may be a good idea.