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Using String to Foster Hand-Eye Coordination

We often get so caught up in buying kits and sets to help our students that we forget that help can come in the simplest forms. This collection will show you all of the ways that string can be useful in teaching hand-eye coordination.
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Using String to Foster Hand-Eye Coordination
  • Kendra Hadnott says:
    P.E. teachers (or teachers who won't mind getting hit with a ball a few times) will love this hack for teaching hand-eye coordination. The best part about this game is that it can be adjusted for different sports (i.e. tennis, baseball, etc.)
  • Kendra Hadnott says:
    The best part of this article is the concrete list of things that children who struggle with hand-eye coordination might have trouble doing. If you notice your students having extensive trouble with any of these tasks, it may be best to find alternate accommodations for them until you can pinpoint the problem.
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    Kendra Hadnott says:
    If you have a student who is struggling with hand-eye coordination, this article will help you understand how you can adjust your teaching style to accommodate that student. The use of alternate materials (string included) for projects is mentioned.
  • Kendra Hadnott says:
    I've never thought of beading as particularly educational, but this blog entry has me convinced. Beading and beading parties increase students' fine motor and social skills. Who would have thought!
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    Kendra Hadnott says:
    Looking to restrict the hand-eye coordination learning to just recess? Perfect. This Japanese toy will help with that. The website also shows brief demonstrations of this toy so that parents and educators alike can see the different forms of the toy. Variations of this toy can be made in the classroom by using just a ball, string, and a cup.
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