- Fine motor skills
- 18+ months
This simple Montessori toy is one of the most commonly seen in any Montessori classroom or home. The concept is simple. The child must pass a series of beads through a small rope. This improves hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.
You’ll find them in countless sizes, colors and material. In keeping with Montessori principles, there is always a strong preference towards natural material such wood although it can be cost-prohibitive. Natural fibers also make for great threading materials.
Our Favorite Lacing Beads
1. Melissa & Doug Primary Lacing BeadsMelissa & Doug amazon.com $12.99
The Primary Lacing Beads set makes an exceptional gift for kids from 3 to 5 years. Thirty wooden beads in six vibrant colors and five distinct shapes combine with two extra-long laces to kick off many creative activities. Stringing the easily grasped beads promotes hand-eye coordination as well as fine motor, cognitive, and visual perception skills.