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14 Apr 2020

Tong Pick Up Activity

Whilst it may seem like a simple activity, there are ways to make this important developmental task a fun one!

Developmentally, this activity promotes hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and helps to establish hand preference. You can also combine the use of tongs with other activities - like sorting and counting.

This activity can be done with household items - like cotton balls and blocks, but also at meal time. Try offering tongs or chopsticks to your child when eating fruit or cheese slices.

Click on the program below to open a downloadable PDF version.

Enjoyed this activity? We have a range of Lifelong Learning at Home activity templates created by qualified early childhood educators and professionals for you to use at home!
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9 Oct 2020

"How was your day"?

Pick up time at the end of the day is such an exciting time – typically little faces light up when their parent or caregiver arrives. But how can families encourage meaningful conversations with their child?
15 Sep 2020

Languages of Lifelong Learning Centres

Children across our community thrive thanks to integrated language classes offered by passionate educators. Read how children can benefit from learning a second language.
10 Aug 2020

Celebrating the science in everyday

Science is around us everywhere, everyday – but for one week especially, National Science Week, we are exploring all the special science moments that happen around us and learning more. 

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