This week, our PK children practiced threading beads onto very fine fishing line. At first they found it quite challenging: “The hole is so small!” declared Matthew. “It’s hard to fit,” added Sebastian. However, the children demonstrated great perseverance and, soon after, were able to proudly display their threaded beads on their classroom door.Threading and beading assists children with the development of their fine motor skills and is a great activity to train the muscles required for manipulating a pencil. It also helps with math (shape, colour, pattern), problem-solving skills (What comes next? How many do I need?), visual perception (selecting the correct bead from an assortment) and hand-eye coordination (eyes and hands working together).