Monkey is a lefty, and we are finding using scissors a little bit difficult. I decided to go back to basics and practice some fine motor skills. Very simple, Tongs, Pom Poms, and an Ice cube Tray. I really thought this would not be very exciting for him and that he would get bored really fast....Boy was I wrong. At first we practiced just putting one pom pom per cube, then we did numerous ones per cube. Then he wanted to do a Mommy pom pom and a baby pom pom for each cube. We ended by making patterns of colours and sizes. So what was supposed to be a simply activity to get his left hand stronger for using scissors, turned into a great learning activity! In all, we practiced colours, sizes, patterns and counting, plus strengthened his hand and wrist by using a very big set on tongs!!