Help children to learn shapes and colours in a fun new way with 5 Little Bears’ wooden lacing board with coloured shapes! This beautiful lacing board with 3 shapes will help develop fine motor skills and hand eye coordination, which are the very basic skills essential for learning how to tie shoelaces and hold a pen.
The lacing board will make practicing fun and help your child reach this developmental milestone. This learning material also offers a great way for kids to become familiar with recognising and naming shapes.
This set contains 4 pieces (board is approx. 18 x 21cm, shapes are approx. 7 – 11cm), all entirely handmade in Australia from sustainably sourced 3mm plywood.
5 Little Bears use only non-toxic, water-based glue and finish their products by hand with their special handmade beeswax polish, ensuring their products are all completely non-toxic and safe for children. Shape colours are randomly selected for each board.
Learning and play ideas
Put pipe cleaners to get children to thread through the holes to let children create free form artwork.
Put out for quiet activity time. Use in teams where children can take turn at threading to work on creating a final artwork.
Learning shapes is a great way to help children identify and organise visual information, it helps them to develop their skills in other curriculum areas including reading, maths, and science. Also helps children understand other signs and symbols. literacy skills, observation skills, problem solving. Lacing activities help children develop bilateral coordination, lacing also helps children practice the precursor skills for shoe tying and sewing.
About 5 Little Bears
5 Little Bears use only non-toxic, water-based glue and finish their products by hand with their special handmade beeswax polish, ensuring their products are all completely non-toxic and safe for children. They are an innovative Australian brand creating sustainable, educational and sensory wooden products for children. Their diverse and appealing range of themed resources include space, dinosaurs, flora and fauna, transport, emotions and Australiana.
Named after founder, author and product designer Leanne Murner’s 5 sons, 5 Little Bears is dedicated to educating children on Australian wildlife and the need to prevent extinction. These unique and wonderful products follow children’s own interests and are all sustainably handmade in New South Wales, Australia from sustainably sourced Australian and New Zealand timber. Every piece of wood used is slightly different in colour, texture and grain, so there are naturally occurring imperfections seen in the timber (e.g knots, colour changes, etc) which cannot be removed and make the products more sustainable. These pieces of timber are also cut on an engraver and will have slight burnt marks on the edges on some sides, adding to their unique handmade character.
5 Little Bears’ beautiful, engaging and eco-friendly activities, puzzles and games are multi-purpose and relevant to many areas of learning, both at home and in educational settings.
The wooden lacing board from 5 Little Bears are suitable for children ages 3 and up.
1 wooden lacing board
3 wooden shapes
1 lacing cord with a wooden pen attached