Manipulating Hearts

Manipulative play is great for young children eager to learn how the environment around them works.

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As children play with manipulatives, they grow an understanding of spacial recognition, concepts of size, shape, and weight, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills.

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We use manipulatives to teach a variety of different things in our classroom.

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For this activity, we used plastic and paper hearts to create the letter H.

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Writing can be especially frustrating for the young child, as they are still strengthening the small muscles in their hands.

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Manipulatives allow them to create letters without the frustration.

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