That's right, do you know how to Noggin?
You don't? Then let me tell you all about it!
Noggins are engaging, fun, and playful stickers that attach to school tools like scissors, pencils, markers, and even FINGERS, to inspire children and help motivate them to complete different fine motor activities. Do you have a child who is reluctant to color, or write, or gets sluggish when cutting? It's probably because they aren't having fun and are not motivated to do the task. Help them by adding in a fun parrot, fish, tiger, or sheep to the activity and watch them perk up and get those fingers moving.
Here are three ways Noggins can inspire your child to learn through play!
- When Noggins are attached to pencils, markers, or crayons, they turn those objects into creatures, with the tip of the writing utensil becoming the nose. This allows the child to pretend the Noggin is smelling flowers or sniffing through a maze, rather than merely tracing or drawing. The Noggin also acts a pencil grip, cueing correct finger position on the writing utensils.
- Place Noggins on scissors, and they act as a visual cue, guiding the child to orient them correctly. They turn the scissors into a creature, with the bottom blade becoming the lower jaw. This enables the Noggin to “bite” and “chew” paper, showing the concept and technique of scissor use in a fun and playful way.
- When Noggins are attached to fingers, they transform the hand into a creature. This allows practice and development of a variety of grasps in a fun and playful way. Children are able to pinch and squeeze play dough and small objects, imagining that the creature is eating, while their own pincer grasp and lateral pinch develops.
Childhood is a time to Play, to Learn, and to Grow.