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Lacing Beads

July 26, 2011

PlumGirl has been interested in lacing for a while now.  I originally found her a set of lacing beads at a consignment sale, but she was having trouble with the string it came with.

Then, I found the Alex Toys String a Farm.  This set is great!  Not only are the farm animals fun, but the string has a wooden needle attached that makes lacing a lot easier.

Even though PlumGirl had been playing with these for quite some time, she hadn’t mastered threading the bead onto the needle and then grabbing the needle and pulling the string through.

Then, this morning something clicked!



She had so much fun and filled up the entire string!


She even practiced naming a few colors, matching colors, and her animal sounds while she was lacing the beads. I also named some of the shapes for her. I am very tempted to buy a second set of Alex and Co beads because I know that she will enjoy them and I will have two strings with needles for when the PlumTwins want to play with them in the future.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 26, 2011 1:41 pm

    What a wonderful toy. My younger students would love that. I will have to see if I can find a set. Thanks for sharing.

  2. July 26, 2011 1:57 pm

    Looks like fun:-)
    In our home lacing beads is one of the most frequently used activities ( my boy will turn 2 in August). She looks so focused during the activity 😉

  3. July 27, 2011 12:24 am

    Wow!!! She did a great job! Lacing is a great quiet-time activity at our house. 🙂

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