Sammi has long been fascinated with stickers. I love it when places like banks, the grocery store or the doctor’s office offer children stickers instead of suckers. Sammi thinks it’s a great treat to get a sticker from someone. And I love that she’s not being offered more sugar. Sugar is not the only treat! There’s some residual Halloween-candy-consumption-control irritation here. Please forgive!
Elli has recently discovered stickers. In one day she went from oblivious to their existence to acknowledgment, ability to remove the sticker from the page, and ability to place the sticker on a piece of paper. She made a beautiful collage of Sesame Street stickers. She was so intrigued by the experience that she focused on making her picture for about a half an hour. Pretty good for a 13 month old!
Sammi got in on the fun and enjoyed handing stickers to Elli. That presented a new challenge in how to get the sticker from Sammi’s finger and then manipulate it so she could get it to stick to her paper. She loved it. This was great practice in fine motor skill and teamwork. I really appreciate when the girls can share their interest in a common activity instead of fighting over who gets to do it. They did a good job of playing together on this one.
Stickers are a great thing to have on hand to distract and entertain your little ones.
Fine Motor Skills
Elli had fun learning how to control her finger and thumb to get them to work together. She needed this skill to remove the sticker from the page and then change how she was holding it so she could make the sticker stick to the new paper.