Jumbo Tweezers

The chunky design of these tweezers provides opportunities for children to develop fine motor skills or to use in an open ended way during the daily routine. Each pack will contain two pairs of tweezers, colours may vary. Suitable for ages: 3+

Key learning this resource may support:


Physical development,particularly fine motor skills can be supported by using these tweezers. The chunky design features ergonomic depressions to help small hands grip in the correct places and support development of the forefinger pincer grasp.

The tweezers may support aspects of cognitive development as children can engage in exploratory play in areas such as science and engineering, using the tweezers as a prop.

Suggested starting points for engagement:

  • Use your expert knowledge of children to decide on the best use of the tweezers – when might it be appropriate for a child to use in an open ended way and are there occasions for individual children to use the tweezers in a particular way?
  • Small items may be placed in the sand and the tweezers could be used as a tool to take them out.
  • A child, who has an interest in transferring objects, may use the tweezers to transfer objects between containers or spaces.

AIM INCLUSIVE PLAY

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