Motherhood, Art, Creative Play, and Finding Joy in Everyday Life

Clothespin Play For Toddlers

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If you are looking for a good way to occupy a toddler for a while, I highly recommend clothespins. We purchased some to use for connecting blankets when making forts, and when Simon was having a particularly whiny day recently, and was in need of stimulation, I grabbed them and showed him how to hook them onto things. He calmed down right away, and took this new activity very seriously, while having lots of fun.

He was proud of the new ability he was learning, as he switched from just placing them onto the edge of a little wooden crate, to actually pinching them and getting them to grip. He loved figuring out how to make them work. We eventually moved on to hooking them onto all kinds of other things, like picking up little toys with them, and hooking them onto our clothes.

Clothespins are excellent for helping little ones to improve hand strength and fine motor coordination, so there is the added bonus that while they are having a blast, it is aiding in their development too.


Author: thismummaslife

I am a Mumma, Wife and part-time Assistant Children's Librarian. I want this blog to be a collection of moments from daily life that may inspire or be relatable. Please feel free to leave me comments, thoughts, feedback or stories from your own life.

One thought on “Clothespin Play For Toddlers

  1. Tea may be beyond this, but its a great idea for Ash!

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